We listen to more and more music: streaming reigns but vinyl mania has exploded
We listen to more and more music , and the physical media are regaining strength. According to the Fimi (Federation of the Italian Music Industry), already in the first months of 2021 the sale of vinyls had recorded a increase of 189% compared to the same period of the previous year, exceeding the interest in CDs , in any case in growth of 52% . The collection of vinyls not is a only Italian prerogative : records worldwide have now become a cult object not only for enthusiasts and represent a “new” way to listen to music in an increasingly digital world.
Trovaprezzo.it, the online price comparator in Italy, carried out an analysis by investigating tastes and preferences of users who surf the web in search of music media . From classic Hi-Fi and vinyls to voice assistants and MP3 players, the Trovaprezzo.it survey shows how the preferences of Italians have changed over time, revealing trends that are anything but obvious.
The undisputed protagonist is the sector of audio speakers , also thanks to the success of speakers and voice assistants. After an initial decline in 2018, there is continued growth to date and the favorite models see Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Echo Show 5. But as we said it is also worth noting the rebirth of vinyls : analyzing the trends of the last 4 years, there is a boom in searches starting from 2020 , with peaks of interest in December.