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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Amazon Music launches Vinyl of the Month Club

Amazon has quietly launched a monthly vinyl record subscription service. Vinyl sales were 29% in 2020 leading to production delays that can leave both new releases and classic titles out. Continue reading

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Today Bandcamp is donating 100% of its revenue to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Today Bandcamp is holding its second annual Juneteenth fundraiser through midnight Pacific Time. Bandcamp will donate its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support its efforts. Continue reading

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Vinyl demand is skyrocketing, and production can’t keep up

The resurgence in vinyl’s popularity among music industry enthusiasts is old news by this point, however new data shows that the demand has become so great, that manufacturing will likely. Continue reading

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Meet Taishi Fukuyama, Chief Marketing Officer at Qrates

In this edition of A2IM’s featured exec, they’re highlighting the work of Taishi Fukuyama, the Chief Marketing Officer at Qrates – a vinyl crowdfunding platform dedicated to meeting the needs. Continue reading

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Spotify fan survey shows vinyl is top merch choice across all genres

Spotify recently conducted a wide-ranging fan survey that anyone tuned into the marketing side of the music business will likely find valuable. In addition to a few other surprises, the. Continue reading

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