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National Audio Company Cassette Tape
By Jonas Weir
National Audio Company has been in the news more than ever. As the country’s last major audio cassette manufacturer, it has been the go-to source for writers doing pieces on the cassette’s resurgence. Over the past two years, cassette sales have grown in a climate where most audio sales are shrinking. National Audio Company is benefiting from the small, yet growing trend, and the company’s president, Steven Stepp, says his company ships out thousand of cassettes each week.
Founded in 1969, National Audio Company has grown by more than 20 percent each year since 2006. Although the company offers other services, such as CD manufacturing, the bulk of the business comes from tapes. Last year, the company’s biggest seller was the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, though the majority of the company’s business comes from doing limited run releases for independent record labels.
The last of a dying breed, Steven Stepp is fielding questions from national media outlets that want to know why cassettes are coming back. Some people point to hipsters. Steve says it’s the aesthetic people like. Either way, nobody at National Audio Company is complaining.
To learn more, visit NationalAudioCompany.com or call 417-863- 1925.