The cassette tape will be back on Christmas lists this year as high-profile artists ranging from Coldplay to Robbie Williams and Liam Payne release albums on a format that has come back from the dead. The BPI, the record labels association, predicts music fans, many of them under 25, will buytapes indouble the figure for The last time that number of cassettes were sold waswhen the biggest-selling albums were by Scissor Sisters and Keane. Karen Emanuel, the Thee Suddens - She Didnt Know Why (Cassette) executive of the Key Production Group, which manufactures vinyl, cassettes and CDs, said it had been amazed by the revival.
One of the biggest sellers was Billie Eilish, who was born in when the format was already considered close to obsolete.
I remember the guy in college with a thousand taped albums, taking up a huge chunk of his wall. Now they'd take up a small part of an external hard drive as he listened on his phone. No cassettes, please, unless the musician is being ironic.
Att: Ray Cornwall I know exactly what you mean. The digital world is being unmasked for it's transparency. People want something to hold, to touch, the ritual of putting something in and out. The old always becomes the new. That's why cassettes are coming back. And you can bet that if they mass produced a cheap 8-track player, there will also be an 8-track revival as well.
But fun accessories are okay! So with the news that cassette sales have doubled in the past year, we want to know: who still buys cassettes in ? Not for me. I find them soothing. He just said that there was nothing he could do to change it, Thee Suddens - She Didnt Know Why (Cassette) instead of dwelling on it, she might as well move on and continue with her life. Then abruptly she got up and started to leave, despite the repeated pleas of Mr. Porter Thee Suddens - She Didnt Know Why (Cassette) to leave, telling her that they still had more to talk Thee Suddens - She Didnt Know Why (Cassette).
She told him that she had gotten all the information she needed from him and then left Thee Suddens - She Didnt Know Why (Cassette) office. She starts walking down the hall, saying I shut his door and it's staying shut. He is letting me just leave, walk out. While walking down the hall away form Mr. Porter's office, she said," I think I made myself very clear, but no one's stepping forward to stop me.
O n a mid-January morning in Springfield, Mo. About 50 workers, including recording engineers and graphic artists, assemble up topreordered tapes a day to satisfy demand for a product that might otherwise seem obsolete. Housed in a six-story brick structure that once produced another relic — the agricultural horse collar — National Audio has managed to stay solvent selling blank and spoken-word tapes.
During the Nineties, as the industry moved to compact disc, the company bought up much of the idle cassette-making machinery around the country for pennies on the dollar.
Then they waited for a cassette revival that almost no one else saw coming. We were told it was dead and we never believed it. We just hung in there long enough.
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