For the past decade or more, the music industry seems to be a place where tales of struggle are more apparent than success stories — regardless of if you are a musician, distributor, or a manager of a record label of both commercial and independent settings. In this year alone we hear with stories on large companies — such as Spotify and SoundCloud — encountering such issues. In the midst of such disheartening news, one form of music technology had surprisingly prevailed in 2014 — the vinyl record. Yahoo Finance claims that nearly eight million vinyl records have been sold this year, which is a 49% increase from 2013. This “technological re-emergence” is a result of young music fans around the world being drawn to the percieved superior sound quality and organic aesthetic of the vinyl in contrast to the MP3 or the CD. What do you think about this? Is this a trend or will it be something that stays? Let us know below.