Some of the worlds most popular artists — such as Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Dua Lipa — have all released cassette tapes of their newest albums. (Sure, plenty of these get no more use than other, non-interactive memorabilia, but plenty of LPs never touch a turntable either.)
What artists have cassettes?
Predicted best-selling cassette albums for 2020Lady Gaga - Chromatica.5 Seconds Of Summer - Calm.Yungblud - Weird.The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form.Blackpink - The Album.Selena Gomez - Rare.Kylie Minogue - Disco.Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia. •29 Dec 2020
Do artists still make cassette tapes?
Music cassettes are back. The vinyl resurgence has been keeping independent record stores alive for years, and it hit a milestone in 2020: Music fans spent more money on LPs than CDs last year for the first time since 1986. Its now also about cassette tapes, which are making a comeback.
Does anyone use cassettes anymore?
Thats right; the audio cassette is making a comeback. After lying dormant for decades, unused and unloved by anyone and any Walkman, the cassette tapes have been resurrected by audiophiles all over the world.
Why are artists releasing cassettes?
Though they may be less iconic, cassettes also represent cultural moments of cherished significance to music fans. As one label owner put it, “we tend to release on tape because its cheap to manufacture, its easy to recoup, and it leaves money left over for the bands to get something”.
Should I throw away cassette tapes?
Tape cassettes are extremely difficult to dispose of because of the type of plastic that composes the shell. The film should never be thrown away as it has metals that shouldnt sit in landfills. There isnt much value in any of the materials of a tape cassette, meaning you will likely have to pay to recycle them.