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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...

The CD Business Isn’t Dying—It’s Just Evolving

When the Los Angeles-based indie rock group Sure Sure left home for a nationwide tour last month, the band members didn’t think to take a lot of CDs with them. Instead, they pressed their full-length debut on vinyl, selling it alongside T-shirts and a small number of older CDs they’d printed for an EP last Read More...

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  • Envisioning the Last 40 Years of Music Sales

    A thought-provoking look at the rise and fall of the record companies profits over the last 40-years. Vinyl eradicated the 8-track and the cassette at its peak was bigger in sales than the CD. Streaming is the next game changer and the size of the cake for the physical media is getting smaller and smaller Read More...

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  • REGISTRATION FOR MAKING VINYL BERLIN IS NOW OPEN

    The Vinyl Resurgence Continues May 2 & 3, 2019 at the Meistersaal Berlin Registration Now Open! Click Here to Register Register Now For Early Bird Rates After two successful events in the U.S., Making Vinyl comes to Berlin on May 2 & 3 at the Meisteraal where David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Read More...

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