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Cassette Sales Way Up, Material Shortage Causes Production Delay

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14-10-2019

Cassette Sales Way Up, Material Shortage Causes Production Delay

Cassette tape sales continue to rise in the United States, as Billboard reports. According to Nielsen Music, cassette album sales are up 23%, with 219,000 tapes sold in 2018 compared to 178,000 in 2017.

For the fourth year in a row, the best-selling cassette tape in the U.S. is a soundtrack from one of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold 24,000 units, while its sequel Vol. 2 moved 19,000 copies. Other albums in the top ten best-selling cassettes include Twenty One Pilots’ most recent album Trench, Britney Spears’ 1999 debut …Baby One More Time, and the soundtrack to Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

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