How A Single Fire Is Jeopardizing Vinyl’s Resurgence

The resurgence vinyl has enjoyed was dealt a major setback with a fire at the decades-old company which produces the lacquer formula for making master discs. Guest post by James. Continue reading

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Massive Fire Impacts Vinyl Record Production Worldwide

A massive fire last week at the 15,000 square foot Apollo Master Discs manufacturing plant will effect vinyl record manufacturing worldwide. Apollo is one of only two companies worldwide that. Continue reading

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Vinyl Manufacturer Rainbo Records Has Closed Its Doors

A music industry backbone since 1939, vinyl manufacturer Rainbo Records has shut down, even as the industry as a whole has as seen a major resurgence in the popularity of. Continue reading

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One Company Now Owns The Only Record Store Chains Left In US, UK and Canada

One company is single handled trying to save chain record store retailing, and so far they seem to be succeeding. This week, Sunrise Records announced that it was buying FYE,. Continue reading

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Album Sales Took A Major Hit Last Year

Despite all the chatter of vinyls resurgence and other positive notes in the world of physical sales, the number of albums sold last year was down fairly dramatically, according to. Continue reading

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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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Latest Physical Music Supply Chain Debacle Offers Opportunities For Entrepreneurs [Chris Castle]

For those retail music shoppers out there, record stores have been a bit of disappointment of late in the inventory department – a problem precipitated by the decision of major. Continue reading

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How To Make Your Money Back From Vinyl [Video]

In this video, Tony van Veen of Disc Makers walks through the economics of making and selling vinyl, illustrating why it may be easier for artists to turn a profit. Continue reading

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6 Reasons Great Album Covers Can Help Grow Successful Music Careers

While it might be nice to think that the quality of your music will stand for itself, the reality is that visuals are hugely important to your brand, and choosing. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

In music commentary this week, contributors explore the impact of the recent K. Perry "Dark Horse" verdict, examine why vinyl records are so expensive, and BandsInTown's Fabrice Sergent explains why. Continue reading

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