Back in the loop: why cassette tapes became fashionable again

Magnetic ribbon for format once the preserve of police
interviews is in short supply

Forget the vinyl revival. The
cassette
tape will be back on Christmas lists this year as
high-profile artists ranging from Coldplay to Robbie Williams and
Liam Payne release albums on a format that has come back from the
dead.

The tape’s comeback has caught the industry off guard, with
manufacturers struggling to get their hands on the magnetic tape
needed for their production when demand suddenly picked up. The
BPI, the record labels association, predicts music fans, many of
them under 25, will buy 100,000 tapes in 2019, double the figure
for 2018.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Back in the loop: why cassette tapes became fashionable again