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Record sales on Record Store Day

Record sales on Record Store Day

Vinyl sales are reported to be up over 50% compared to last year and some stores reported sales increases of over 100% .

Noel Gallagher, Leonard Cohen and The Beatles top the sales rankings and record store exclusives this week accounted for 7 of the Top 10 vinyl albums for the week.

All of the Top 10 physical singles this week are Record Store Day exclusives.

Record Store Day coordinator and manager of indie store Rough Trade East Spencer Hickman said: "With vinyl sales again on the rise for the fifth year in a row indie record stores and RSD are proving to be more relevant than ever for the discerning music buyer."

Around 230 stores took part in this year's Record Store Day - 50 more than last year. There were around 450 exclusive releases only available in participating stores, almost double last year's number and hundreds of events were held around the country.

A detailed analysis of the sales will be undertaken once the in-store exclusivity period ends at the end of this week.

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