National Vinyl Record Day | August 12
Sat Aug 12th

National Vinyl Record Day

National Vinyl Record Day is on August 12th, get spinning on August 12th. Vinyl records have a sound all their own, whether it's the Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Johnny Cash, or the BeeGees. Most will agree that vintage vinyl is as popular as the bands themselves.


On vinyl records, the day encourages people to listen to all sorts of music. Spin a disc on a jukebox or show off your style by performing your hip-hop moves.

About vinyl records

When vinyl records first appeared on the market, they had other names. Some of them were a gramophone record or a phonograph record. They are also known as shorts, which is also called records for short. A flat disc is the equivalent sound storage device used in the analog sound storage device. Inscribing it on a modulated spiral groove, the sound is recorded.

The vinyl record will have to be played at a corresponding speed on the record player, depending on the recording's speed. This is what we'll refer to as rotational speed. Vinyls that are more popular vinyls have a revolutions per minute (RPM): They are: The revolutions per minute (RPMs) of the more popular vinyls are:: The revolutions per minute (RPMs) of the more popular vinyls are:

  • 45s
  • 33 1/3
  • 78s

Other characteristics of vinyl albums included reproductive stability or fidelity (High Fidelity, Orthophonic, and Full-Range), their time capacity (long-playing or single), and the number of channels of audio (mono, stereo, or quadraphonic).

Vinyl records were also available in different sizes, such as::

  • 12 inch
  • 10 inch
  • 7 inch

Vinyl records were out of fashion by 1991, when vinyl records became mainstream. However, manufacturers continue to produce them. Collectors and audiophiles are increasingly looking for the unique sound that only vinyl can produce. According to, vinyl record sales continue to rise since 2006. Starting in 2012, even more dramatic sales were hitting the markets.

How to celebrate national vinyl record day?

In your town, stop by a vinyl record store. Reminisce about the Good Ol' Days while browsing through the picks. You can also opt for your own line. Listen to your favorites or find a new one to try. Use #VinylRecordDay to post on social media to share your findings.

The national vinyl record day is the longest in national vinyl record day history

Gary Freiberg of Los Osos, California, founded National Vinyl Record Day in honor of Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1877. Freiberg has encouraged people to recollect fond memories and the good things in life, especially vinyl records.

Vinyl FAQ

Q. Is vinyl records making a comeback?

A. Yes, in a way. More vinyl albums were sold in 2020 than CDs.

Q. Can I even buy a record player today?

A. Yes. Yes. You can even buy new record players.

Q. What are the typical vinyl record sizes?

A. Vinyl records are available in three standard sizes: 7-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch. However, not all established players will play at all sizes.

Q. Do vinyl records sound better?

A. Many people will tell you, "They do." And their reasons make sense. Vinyl records are released in analog and most closely match the sounds being recorded – music, speech, even nature sounds – as the number one reason for this encouraging response. Due to the simplicity of digital music, it lacks certain of the nuance in several albums.

Q. Will vinyl records ever outsell digital music?

A. Due to digital music's portability, it's impossible to see vinyl outselling this medium. Vinyl record sales make up only a tiny fraction of music sales in today's portable world.