Vinyl Record

  Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

The price of vinyl albums is at a record high. Music on vinyl has been coming back for years, and production is ramping up. So why are the prices getting so crazy? The breaking point was $64.98 for a popular album before taxes, on a single recording. That’s what one might expect to pay for a lower-end concert ticket these days that currently retails for $10.88 on CD through Here in Canada, according to Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end report, 804,000 vinyl records were sold last year, jumping 21.8 percent from the 660,000 moved in 2016. Production capacity is up and more stock is being produced in ever greater numbers, so theoretically the cost of vinyl should be going down or at least holding steady, not going up.

Someone said: “History repeats itself.” In the world of music, few musicians may introduce new genre, style or kind of music but many are attracted to revival of popular songs in the past decades. The surging revival of vinyl record practically proves what King Solomon said that, “There’s nothing new under the sun.”

Solomon may not pertain to new innovations in technology but more particularly about human approach to life. One may have material abundance or acquire the newest gadget. Every innovation may have its usability timeline but eventually another innovation would emerge to surpass what has been made before. So enjoy what you have while waiting for new innovation to emerge. But remember to thank the Lord your God who gives you the ability to produce wealth so that you can afford to buy the things you have. When Christ returns to take us to our eternal residence in heaven, you won’t regret but more thankful that you trusted in Him while you live here on earth.

Lord Jesus, help me find contentment in You not from material things.

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