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 year.
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...Read more
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...Read more