Is Physical Media Experiencing A Rebirth?

While many thought the streaming age would bring about the end of physical media as we know it, the opposite seems to be true, with not only vinyl, but other. Continue reading

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Counterfeit Records: Are They On The Rise?

In addition to record labels’ already long list of woes, counterfeiting has recently emerged as an alarmingly prevalent issue in the world of vinyl sales. So what’s behind this recent. Continue reading

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$45 Tool CD Gives Indie Record Stores Unexpected Boost

A funny thing happened last week with the new Tool album" says Coalition Independent Music Stores (CIMS) executive director Michael Bunnell, "indie retail had an old-school moment."

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Why Are Vinyl Records So Expensive?

Vinyl records have become a fan favorite as well as a significant income stream for many artists. But vinyl records are expensive and can take many weeks to produce. Discmakers. Continue reading

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Discogs Mid-Year Survey Shows Surprising Surge In CD Sales

Music marketplace Discogs has released its Marketplace Analysis & Database report for the first half of 2019 and it revealed some surprising data about online music retail.

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Insiders Guide To Pressing Vinyl with CEO Of Disc Makers

Tony van Veen, the CEO of DIY Media joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. DIY Media is home to Disc Makers, BookBaby and Merchly.. Continue reading

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Music Physical Product Issues Signals Upheaval Ahead

Although the sale of physical music is still a large part of the revenue pulled in by major labels, their whole-hearted embrace of streaming has caused them to neglect traditional. Continue reading

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Why Physical Promotion, Release Formats Are Still Important

Living in the age we are, many musicians may be tempted to invest their time and money solely in digital promotion, but eschewing more archaic forms of promotion like vinyls,. Continue reading

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Why Buy Disc Makers When CD Sales Are In Free Fall?

[UPDATED] While CD Baby and related digital properties were bought last week by Downtown Music for a reported $200 million, its physical good companies Disc Makers, BookBaby and Merchly were. Continue reading

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