It seems that Urban Outfitters is trying to make cassette tapes and vinyl records cool again! While there has been an upsurge in vinyl sales lately, I question whether tapes will pick-up steam as well?
I would guess that a large portion of music consumers today have probably never seen a cassette tape or own a cassette player. Tapes are not the most user-friendly of mediums, but I must say I am intrigued by the attempt to bring it back!
Vinyl comes with its perks of amazing sound quality, which is probably a main selling point for music enthusiasts.
Luckily, Urban Outfitters is also selling tape players and a portable record player, along with an awesome tape to MP3 converter. All those mixed tapes you may have sitting in a closet somewhere can be brought to life digitally! Would make for a nostalgic trip down memory lane 🙂
If Urban Outfitters can make purchasing music cool again, I am all for it! Even if it’s just purchased for the sole purpose of a collectors item. You can browse its selection online or in-stores. What do you think of this trend?