Are the CDs coming back? | wcnc.com

Experts say the increase in sales is mainly due to mega-artists like Adele and BTS releasing new albums.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Are your old CDs ready to be dusted off?

Let’s connect the dots.

For the first time in nearly two decades, CD sales have increased. Over 46.6 million CDs were shipped across the country last year.

However, it is far from being the peak of sales of the compact disc. Last year, CDs accounted for only about 4% of total music revenue.

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Despite this, experts say the increase in sales is mainly due to mega-artists like Adele and BTS releasing new albums.

Music experts also believe that more and more people see CDs as keepsakes, rather than just a way to listen to music.

So how can you get back into the CD game?

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For most albums, you can still pick them up at Target or Walmart.

And you might already have a CD player in your house. Gaming systems like the Xbox One have a built-in CD feature.

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