Vinyl is back, honest
No DRM and you can play it where you like
By Nick Farrell: Tuesday 17 April 2007, 07:38
VINYL LONG-PLAYING platters are staging a comeback because music lovers are fed up with the shenanigans of the music industry.
According to the latest sales figures, sales of old fashioned LPs have increased by ten per cent in the last year.
The increase in sales, while traditional CDs have fallen, is being touted as a backlash against the recording labels installing DRM onto CDs.
While some still think that the sound quality on LPs was better, there was also the technological advantage that you could do what you liked with it. You could install a turntable on your computer, listen to the music on any stereo you like, and copy it onto CD so you can take it with you on your car. All things that the music industry says is piracy.