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Vinyl Is Bigger Than We Thought. Much Bigger.

There's lots of talk of a resurgence of vinyl records, but industry sales numbers drastically understate the size of the market because they don't count used vinyl sales. New data tells us that the true vinyl market size is probably twice as large as indu

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This Is the Ideal Vinyl Accessory for Large Record Collections • Gear Patrol

Stndrd is a vinyl accessory company that makes the bespoke organizational dividers. If you have a large vinyl collection, these might be exactly what you need.

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The 10 Best British Invasion Albums To Own On Vinyl!

Once the Beatles made landfall, they brought with them a dozen British bands that remade American rock music.

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First ever vinyl release being reissued for its 70th anniversary

.In 1948, a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York became the first album pressed to vinyl.

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Yellow Submarine is Pro-ject's stunning new Beatles-themed record player

The simple act of owning a turntable is enough to affirm your commitment to classic music, but Pro-ject's latest record spinner is for the truly dedicated.

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Listen up, audiophiles: Going Underground Records is now in East Hollywood | Hoodline

In need of some vinyl records? A new business has you covered.

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Crosley C6 Turntable Review: Upping the Entry-Level - GeekDad

Crosley's new C6 turntable offers an affordable and flexible upgrade path from its entry-level record players.

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This is the full list of Record Store Day 2018 releases - NME

The best day of shopping for audiophiles and music-lovers, Record Store Day is back for 2018. Check out this year’s full list of releases below. Hundreds of record labels have come forward with exclusive releases of new and classic singles, albums and s

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Third Man Records to release Supremes rarities on vinyl for the first time

Featuring little-heard studio material, outtakes and live recordings, the 4xLP box set claims to be among the first Motown records ever actually pressed in Detroit.

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Led Zeppelin Is Issuing An Unreleased Version Of ‘Rock And Roll’ For Record Store Day

The band is also putting out an alternate rendition of the ’Led Zeppelin III’ track ’Friends’ as well.

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Best Buy is pulling CDs from its stores — and people are freaking out

Best Buy will no longer sell CDs in its stores starting on July 1, and some people are not happy about it.

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I’m finding meaning in music again with my old records, CDs & cassettes

Kelly McQuillan’s home is having an analog renaissance – and there should be one in yours, too

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After The Vinyl Revival, The Vinyl-Playing Jukebox Is Back

Retro turntables anticipated the resurgence of vinyl records. Now, jukeboxes that play vinyl are returning to the market for the first time in more than two decades.

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Is Vinyl’s Comeback Here to Stay? | Pitchfork

It was extinct. It was a fad. It was a bubble about to burst. Vinyl has been consigned to the garbage heap of history more than once. Yet it’s still here—and still growing. In 2018, the once-forgotten format feels closer to the mainstream than it has in decades.

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The list of 2017’s top-selling vinyl albums shows the format isn’t just for trendy fans

The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, and “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack were on the list.

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HarperAudio Goes Retro with New Vinyl Audiobook Series

Following successful vinyl record releases by Amy Poehler and others, HarperAudio plans to produce a series of spoken word vinyl audiobook titles (with accompanying digital editions) in 2018.

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10 artists you didn't know designed record sleeves

Never mind Andy Warhol, there are several major artists whose work on the 12" canvas has never had the same recognition. Here are 10 of the best.

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Record sleeves designed by iconic artists explored in new exhibition

Art & Vinyl, a new exhibition looking at artwork created for vinyl over the past 70 years, has opened at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.

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Discogs meets Match.com on Reverb's new online vinyl marketplace - The Vinyl Factory

“Ensuring that the right buyers and sellers find each other”.Music gear marketplace Reverb.com has launched new online marketplace Reverb LP dedicated to buying and selling vinyl and other physical music.Read more: Do bootlegs matter? What Discogs’.

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The 10 Best Funk Albums To Own On Vinyl

Like all genres, funk was a byproduct of circumstance. Not in the accidental sense of the word, but in the sense that art shapes and conforms to the context of the moment. For James Brown, funk was a divorce from the soul sound—and the band—that made him.

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Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else | Dangerous M

  If there’s one thing all record collectors have in common, it’s the experience of running into Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass innumerable times…. like literally, every time you go into a record store you h

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STAX Celebrates 60 Years With Limited Edition 7" Singles Box Set | Analog Planet

Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th

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This is the Lathe Miles Showell Used to Cut "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely strippe

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The Yardbirds Prep Jimmy Page-Produced Double-LP Compilation

Jimmy Page produced a double-LP Yardbirds compilation, 'Yardbirds '68,' featuring rare studio and live recordings.

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Home Grown: "There's this great sense of friendship and community with vinyl" - The Vinyl Factory

Because every record collection has a story.Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record collections. Taking our cue from the brilliant submissions to the #VFRecordCollections thread on Instagram, we want to share a little of your.

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Vinyl’s boom is over as purists complain about low quality and high prices

“What people do nowadays is take a digital file and just run vinyl off that,” says Rawlings, a lanky musician who plays a 1935 Epiphone Olympic guitar. “In my mind, if we were going to do it, I wanted to do it the way the records I love were made—from analog tapes.”

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The alternative top 50 records of the 1960s

50 years on from the Summer of Love, we take a fresh, sideways look at the extraordinarily diverse musical landscape of the most talked about decade in pop.

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This new machine uses lasers to determine the condition of your records

The RL Vinyl LP Laser is a turntable-like device that scans your records to trace what the surface of your record looks like.

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10 Turntables for Every Vinyl Enthusiast

As vinyl continues to drive music sales, here's a list of 10 turntables that cover any listening need, no matter your record player budget.

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David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ announced as latest, limited-edition 7” picture disc single series release

David Bowie’s Heroes has been announced as the 17th release in his 40th anniversary 7” picture disc series, which he launched on Record Store Day in 2012.

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Check out the exclusive vinyl releases at Comic Con 2017

Logan, Deadpool, Apes and more. Arguably the biggest day of the year for the nerdiverse, there’s more vinyl on offer than ever before at the 2017 San Diego convention. Running Thursday 20 July – 23rd July, here’s what’s been announced thus far...

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The Beatles Are On Top Of The Bestselling Vinyl List Of 2017 With A 50-Year-Old Album

Vinyl is cool again, but it's legacy acts that are still selling the most.

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Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

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Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget - Thump

Diggers Factory is a new French startup that presses LPs based on pre-orders from interested fans.

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The vinyl jukebox is coming back into production after 25 years!

Crosley is creating the first vinyl jukebox in 25 years.

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Sony is bringing vinyl back, but the truth is it never went away

Sony is restarting production of vinyl records, which reminds us why the format will never die.

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Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (26th June)

This week's best new vinyl releases features new music from On The Corner, Analog Africa, Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

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Third Man Records to release deluxe reissue box set of The White Stripes' 'Icky Thump' - NME

It's been ten years since the record was originally released

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Vinyl gets its groove back: Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines | The Economist

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw its biggest gains for 25 years in 2016.

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Freaky Formats: The hypnotic world of moiré effect record sleeves

DJ Food continues his occasional column on the stranger world of vinyl artwork, with moiré effect sleeves and some of the best gifs you'll see all day.

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Record Store Day By Numbers: Prince To Cohen, Vinyl Sales Surge 321%

New figures just released by Nielsen Music before the 10th Record Store Day show how the annual event has boosted the vinyl revolution.

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The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gets 50th anniversary reissue

The Beatles will celebrate 50 years of their landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a major reissue project, spanning digital, 2xCD, 2xLP and 6xDisc packages.

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Warner Music Group Launches Run Out Groove, a Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label: Exclusive | Billboard

Today (Mar. 28), Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label Run Out Groove.

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​Screw Bluetooth. Here’s Why You Should Buy a Record Player | Men’s Health

​If you haven’t already wiped off the dust on turntable stored away in the basement, here’s three reasons why it’s time to get spinning.

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Podcast #289: The Revenge of Analog | The Art of Manliness

“Software is eating the world,” or so we’re told. Products that once took up physical space can be contained in our smartphones and held in the palms of our hands. Instead of having a record collection, now we can stream any music any where

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Your tracks on wax: How to press your own record - Blog - Mixmag

The steps you need to take to get your own vinyl out there

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How To Build A Record Collection

Everything you need to know about vinyl

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Inside Jack White's New Vinyl-Pressing Paradise - Rolling Stone

Read how Third Man Records' new Detroit pressing facility is raising the bar for modern vinyl production.

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Long Play: Analogue photos that capture the essence of record culture

Photographer Arne Reimer has spent over ten years capturing the essence of vinyl culture on analogue film for new photo book, Long Play.

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Pro-Ject announces five more special edition Beatles turntables

Pro-Ject and Universal Music Group have announced that five further special Beatles-themed decks will be rolled out in the coming months.

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The Vinyl Revival: Why Music Lovers Are Going Back - KVRR Local News

FARGO-MOORHEAD -- Many music hobbyists here in the Valley are trading in their newer CDs for older records.

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George Clinton among artist curators for new vinyl subscription service

Experience Vinyl, a new vinyl record subscription service, is launching in April with a series of artist curators, including George Clinton.

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How Do I Convert Vinyl LPs to Hi-Res Audio? | Sound & Vision

Are there any devices I can connect to my turntable to make hi-res transfers of my record collection?

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10 weird and wonderful hi-fi adverts from the 1970s | What Hi-Fi?

Featuring AKG, Bose and Mission, this is a selection of the more surreal and surprising advertisements featured in What Hi-Fi? magazine in the 1970s

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (23rd January)

President Trump is dominating world news but here in the vinyl world, the headline is Mica Levi's masterpiece score to the new Jackie Kennedy biopic.

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Retro record: Vinyl sales to top $1bn for first time since the 1980s | The Independent

A retro record could be in sight for the music market. According to a report out Wednesday, annual sales of vinyl records will surpass $1bn (£820m) for the first time since the 1980s this year, fuelled by music lovers’ nostalgia.

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The Origin of The Rarest and Most Sought After Pressing of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" | Analog Pl

AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI

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Weird wax: The strangest stories from the world of vinyl in 2016

We collect the oddest occurrences of 2016, from deaf cats and electricity pylons to jigsaw records and a nude John Malkovich.

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Vinyl records top the popularity charts - CNET

From CNET Magazine: The demand for vinyl records -- from hipster millennials, retro-fans and musicians -- is spinning up faster than ever.

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Essential Gifts For Music Lovers

Vinyl. Lots and lots of vinyl.

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The 50 most collectable records of the 1950s

The first in a new series picking out the rare and revolutionary recorded artefacts of the last sixties years of recorded music. We start, with the 1950s.

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (21st November)

Relive the horror of the Upside Down as the first volume of the analogue-heavy soundtrack to Stranger Things, Vol. 1 finally lands on vinyl.

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Music Subscription Service Pairs Craft Beer With Vinyl

Hurd offers monthly record releases along with four independently-made brews.

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Beer is the New Vinyl: Boston-Based Band Releases Album on a Beer Can

Forget vinyl — a Boston-based sci-fi–inspired band has released its latest album on metal, via beer can.

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"Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook" Coming Soon From Analog Spark | Analog Planet

Originally released as a double LP back in 1956, Ella Fitzerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book was both the first of her eight "songbook" albums and the first release on Norman Granz's then brand new Verve Records (MG V-4001/2).

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People Are Using Britain's New Plastic Money to Play Vinyl Records

The new plastic polymer £5 notes are bonkers. They can’t be crumpled, are extremely hard (though not impossible) to burn, and some wonky stuff happens if you shine a laser through the queen’s face. By far the strangest revelation about this Money Of

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What I Learned Visiting Elite Audio Systems In San Francisco | Analog Planet

"Why would you fly to San Francisco for one day?" friends asked when I told them recently that I was visiting Elite Audio Systems for a one day in-store appearance and flying home the next day.

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (29th August)

New albums on Sub Pop, 4AD and Domino. Reissues take the backseat as Morgan Delt, Motion Grap

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Polaroid, vinyl...and paperbacks? Bookstore sales are up for the first time in 8 years - GeekWire

The battle between digital and analog is a David and Goliath match. But peddlers of antiquated products do have a magic slingshot: Nostalgia. It's a powerf

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Cruisin’: Vintage photos of cars tricked out with record players | Dangerous Minds

Muhammad Ali spinning records on his very own car turntable.   Though I’d be the first person to admit that drivers don’t need anything else to distract them from the road (I’m looking at you EVERYONE) I’ll also be the first person to endorse bri

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Pioneer to release a more affordable turntable

Music technology company Pioneer has announced a new turntable for DJs on a budget, the PLX-500, which includes a USB port and direct line out.

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The Rolling Stones collected in mono for massive 16xLP vinyl box set

The Rolling Stones In Mono is due in September. A vast retrospective capturing the first decade o

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Third Man Records wants to play the first record in outer space · Newswire · The A.V. Club

How have we as a global society made it to the year 2016 without having dedicated the resources and effort needed to play a record in outer space for nobody to hear? It seems crazy, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true. The good news, however, is that Jack White’s Third Man Records is in the process of righting that wrong.

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Vinyl lives! 10 great record stores for a musical treasure hunt

At a time when smartphone users can access songs in an instant, these stores are still flourishing.

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These are the 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2016 so far

When meeting a new person, one of the most common questions asked to get a conversation going is “What music do you listen to?”

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Ontario to Open North America's Second Largest Pressing Plant | Thump

Precision Record Pressing Inc. is a joint venture between a Canadian music distributor and a Czech vinyl manufacturer.

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Vinyl Record Sales At A 28 Year High - Fortune

Happy Record Store Day! Sales of LPs, also called vinyls and records, are rising. Not just a hipster passion anymore.

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Album sales fall in every format except vinyl

Album sales fall in every format except vinyl - The Vinyl Factory - the Home of Vinyl

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Inside The Beatles' Bloody, Banned 'Butcher' Cover | Rolling Stone

Read how photographer Robert Whitaker accidentally gave rise to the ultimate Beatles collectible with his infamous "butcher" photo of the group.

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Visit the Indie Vinyl Press Where No Order Is Too Small (Like, Even Just One)

Wesley Wolfe's lathe-to-turntable movement caters to an indie clientele in today’s increasingly fragmented music ecosystem.