Did you know that more vinyl records were sold than downloaded music in 2016?
According to Forbes magazine, “Fueled by that unique sound quality and a nostalgia wave, sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA. Revenues from vinyl sales last year were higher than those of on-demand ad supported streaming services.”
What does this have to do with art and C2C Gallery?
I have been thinking about how we use the words “hand-crafted” when discussing things like beer, watches, shoes, arts, and bicycles. So, what does hand-crafted really mean? I am sure it is deliberate when marketing uniqueness, quality, and care taken when an item is created. Yet, isn’t is strange that while we respect well made “hand-crafted” items, there is also a desire to demand low cost and immediate availability. So, how is an artist to survive?