What else is going on?
1) What record costs $2 million dollars? 2) Who buys a $2 million dollar record? The album: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin - Wu-Tang Clan. The buyer: “Douchebag pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli”. You may have heard a story about this guy raising the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients from $13.50 to $750 overnight and feeling pretty good about it. “Wu-Tang is for the children”...
Speaking of vinyl getting expensive, apparently its production is somewhat backlogged as we haven’t seen a “newly-manufactured vinyl pressing machine in more than 30 years”. Das ist alles bald ändern. Or, ‘that’s all about to change’, says German-based machinery company NEWBILT who is manufacturing the machines that press vinyl. More on that here.