Vinyl record sales hit 30 year highs in US, UK

Vinyl sales in both the US and UK broke 30 year sales records despite on going supply chain shortages that delayed or derailed many releases. In the UK, the British. Continue reading

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World’s Worst Album Covers go on display

A private collection of some of the world’s worst album covers has been put on public display in the UK “There’s the album cover with the band as rabbits or. Continue reading

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Submit vinyl, cassette, CD releases for #MakingVinyl Packaging Awards

For the 5th year, Making Vinyl is hosting awards to recognize the best vinyl, CD, and tape packaging. International submissions are welcome and can come from record labels, pressing plants,. Continue reading

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Why releasing your album on vinyl is essential

Although delicate and cumbersome to deal with, vinyl is an absolute must for modern artists looking to make an impact with fans. Here, we break down why this old-school format. Continue reading

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How to create, crowdfund a vinyl release using QRATES

Taishi Fukuyama from QRATES.com joins Michael and Jay on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to discuss vinyl. QRATES enables artists and labels to crowdfund a vinyl release. You can use. Continue reading

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Does vinyl sound better? Here’s what the science says

If you’re a music enthusiast, it’s only reasonable that the quality of the audio should matter to you. So is the hype behind the superiority of the vinyl experience to. Continue reading

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Physical music sales actually went up in 2021

In what is perhaps an unexpected twist for many in the music biz, sales of physical music were actually up, in what was otherwise a fairly challenging year for the. Continue reading

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Fees waived again today as Bandcamp Fridays fan participation tops 800,000

As on the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, today Friday, August 6th Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share to help support artists and indie labels hurt. Continue reading

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Indie record stores are struggling with vinyl shortages, higher prices

Be careful what you wish for. Most of the new pressures being felt by independent record stores stem from an exploding interest in vinyl. As if Spotify, COVID shutdowns and. Continue reading

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Vinyl continues to set records

Another Record Store Day just wrapped, once again highlighting that the vinyl renaissance is far from over, and despite ongoing manufacturing delays it appears to only be gaining steam. Guest. Continue reading

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