A website featuring phonograph or gramophone records has recently been put into operation, offering a place for local fans of this kind of antique.
At a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on August 20, organizers of the website diathan.vn (“phonograph record” means “đĩa than” in Vietnamese) informed that they want to bring phonograph records, also known as vinyl records, back to listeners who look for the sophistication in music that is better enjoyed on gramophone than on compact disc or other digital formats.
Accessing the site, people can get to know about phonograph records as well as buy their favorite albums.
Phonograph records were the primary medium used for music reproduction for most of the 20th century. By the late 1980s, they seemed to disappear when digital media had gained a larger market share.
However, they continue to be manufactured and sold in the 21st century. The vinyl record regained popularity by 2008, with nearly 2.9 million units shipped that year, and has returned slowly since then.
In Vietnam, local diva My Linh is the pioneer in bringing back the old kind of record to local music industry by releasing her album “Toc Ngan Acoustic” (Short Hair Acoustic) in June 2011 in both phonograph records and CDs.
Source: Tuoi Tre News
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