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Action packed entertainment | Category Focus May 2018

Digital downloading has clearly had an impact on DVD, CD and video game packaging Tony Corbin finds out how pack designers and manufacturers have responded If video killed the radio star back in the 1980s, some might have predicted that the internet would kill multimedia packaging in this decade, although that would be a far Read More...

Cassettes are making a comeback, but CDs are the superior vintage music format

The wrong format is making a resurgence as music fans flocked to indie shops again Saturday for Record Store Day. A grave rock ’n’ roll injustice akin to Vanilla Ice outselling Ice Cube and Christopher Cross topping Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at the 1981 Grammys, cassette tapes have somehow re-emerged as a cultishly popular music Read More...

So Retro: Vinyl records keep on spinning

Step inside Rainbo Records in Los Angeles with Steve Sheldon to see how vinyl records are made. Vinyl is having a major revival. Thanks to millennial listeners discovering the format fresh, and audiophiles who love the sound quality, the demand for vinyl records is growing. Rainbo Records in Los Angeles is one of several record Read More...

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in dead last, with fewer sales than CDs, vinyl or other physical media, according Read More...

Rewind: Are cassette tapes coming back?

This is a story about retro-tech. My 10-year-old calls it vintage. We all know vinyl is making a comeback. I’m not talking about car seats, and that’s a good thing. When I was a kid, we had an ’80s Caprice Classic station wagon with maroon vinyl seats, and they could tear your skin off if Read More...

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Making Vinyl is back again in Detroit! ‘Making Vinyl’ 2017 welcomed 300 professionals engaged in some aspect of vinyl record manufacturing and from all over the world, to the debut event conceived to celebrate the