New study reveals vinyl buyers are middle-aged introverts…

The demographics of record buyers revealed in new YouGov survey

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The demographics of record buyers in 2016 has been revealed in new YouGov survey.

YouGov’s research puts the age range of the majority of vinyl buyers between 45 and 54.

Digging deeper into the lives of the record buyer, the survey has found that 66% of this group say they could not get through day without listening to music, compared to 49% of UK adults in general. A third (33%) of record buyers say they listen ‘whenever they can’ compared to 25% of over-18s overall.


59% of record buyers said that downloading music illegally is wrong.

Additionally, 56% of them prefer to keep their feelings to themselves while 69% enjoy being alone.

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