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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$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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