OMG, People Buy Records? Vinyl In The News Thread

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That's rad. Feel like I could make a better one. Would anyone buy it?

schwantz, Monday, 13 April 2015 21:59 (four years ago) link

Stereo would be tough.

schwantz, Monday, 13 April 2015 22:00 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

record libraries are newsworthy now? this is a strange place in as much as it's a beautiful building containing not really all that many records:

http://www.factmag.com/2015/05/28/seoul-music-library-understage-vinyl-library/

mortal boomkat (NickB), Thursday, 28 May 2015 15:54 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

aaaaaagh kill me now

"the warm and wonderful crackle of vinyl was finally fighting back against cold, compressed MP3s"

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/dec/09/vinyl-record-sales-up-but-indie-labels-dont-see-benefit

(article is actually OK imo)

sleeve, Saturday, 10 December 2016 16:37 (two years ago) link

In April 2015, when Sonic Cathedral joined forces with Bristol agent provocateurs Howling Owl to begin our Record Store Day Is Dying campaign, we flippantly suggested that every day should be a record store day.

hmm, where have I heard this before?

Lee626, Saturday, 10 December 2016 18:08 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

it's over, y'all

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-vinyls-boom-is-over-1500721202

sleeve, Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:33 (two years ago) link

When is the "hiding your dumb vinyl story behind a paywall" boom gonna end tho

Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 24 July 2017 02:16 (two years ago) link

Repost here (scroll down a bit):

http://www.reddit.com/r/vinyl/comments/6oxff7/why_vinyls_boom_is_over_gillian_welch_david/?st=j5gv5hhr

Lee626, Monday, 24 July 2017 11:16 (two years ago) link

https://www.channelnews.com.au/vinyl-sales-slump-quality-blamed/

In the first half of 2015, sales of vinyl records jumped 38% compared to the same period the prior year, to 5.6 million units, Nielsen Music data show.

A year later, growth slowed to 12%. This year, sales rose a modest 2%. “It’s flattening out,” says Steve Sheldon, president of Los Angeles pressing plant Rainbo Records. While he doesn’t see a bubble bursting—plants are busy—he believes vinyl is “getting close to plateauing.”

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 15:17 (two years ago) link

Old LPs were cut from analog tapes—that’s why they sound so high quality. But the majority of today’s new and re-issued vinyl albums—around 80% or more, several experts estimate—start from digital files, even lower-quality CDs. These digital files are often loud and harsh-sounding, optimized for ear-buds, not living rooms. So the new vinyl LP is sometimes inferior to what a consumer hears on a CD.

“They’re re-issuing [old albums] and not using the original tapes” to save time and money, says Michael Fremer, editor of AnalogPlanet.com and one of America’s leading audio authorities. “They have the tapes. They could take them out and have it done right—by a good engineer. They don’t.”

As more consumers discover this disconnect, vinyl sales are starting to slow. In the first half of 2015, sales of vinyl records jumped 38% compared to the same period the prior year, to 5.6 million units, Nielsen Music data show. A year later, growth slowed to 12%. This year, sales rose a modest 2%. “It’s flattening out,” says Steve Sheldon, president of Los Angeles pressing plant Rainbo Records. While he doesn’t see a bubble bursting—plants are busy—he believes vinyl is “getting close to plateauing.”

is this really the reason vinyl sales are slowing, that newer vinyl consumers are realizing the source is digital, not analog? i doubt it. later on it says another reason is the high cost of vinyl and that maybe seems more likely to me. people maybe getting tired of paying $30-$40 for an album

marcos, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:05 (two years ago) link

I do think more people are aware of the "4 Men With Beards" style of crap CD-sourced pressings. But I'd imagine the stupid prices factor into it as well. Also, not as cool as it used to be, thankfully.

sleeve, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:10 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

(not a serious article)

sleeve, Friday, 10 November 2017 00:20 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

"This At-Home Vinyl Record Cutting Machine Could Change Mixtapes Forever"

Likely nothing more than a novelty, but a fun idea.

https://www.okayplayer.com/music/world-first-home-vinyl-record-cutting-machine-set-2020-release.html

nickn, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:03 (two days ago) link


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