Although the numbers are absurdly small, the UK’s Official Charts Company keeps up with not only cassette sales but the sales of cassette singles aka cassingles. In 2012 they tripled to 604 units sold. But the sales figures and notable cassette releases captured in the charts may be the least important aspect of music on cassette when one considers the subcultures the charts cannot track.
UK cassingle sales were driven by Feeder’s release of “Borders” on cassette which sold 480 copies in the UK. Not sure how cassette albums compare to last year but Charles Aznavour’s “She – The Best Of” took top honors for cassette album sales.
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