The latest issue of Billboard confirms that the retro revolution continues. The cassette audiotape format grew at the retail level 75 percent in 2016. That means 129,000 new cassette tapes were sold. A relatively small number in the overall scheme of music marketing, but still significant. The biggest seller in the cassette format? The soundtrack album to Guardians of the Galaxy sold 4,000 copies.
By the way, vinyl sales were also up, 10 percent, last year, to 13.1 million