Archive | vinyl

Amoeba Records’ flagship shop opens in-house marijuana dispensary

With the swelling resurgence of vinyl record interest across the US and Amoeba Records’ flagship shop integration of an official marijuana dispensary, it’s safe to say stoners and audiophiles alike will be flying high with the new one-stop essentials shop. According to Billboard, Amoeba Records’ co-founders Marc Weinstein and Dave Prinz will be implementing a new […]

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Royal wedding hipsters take note: Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s ceremony to be released on vinyl

Vinyl’s hot right now, and though the resurgence does, in fact, allude to a long-term shift in the record market, apparently, it also alludes to significant market expansion — royal nuptials. That’s right folks, we’re talking the union of strangers. Coming to a record player near you is the upcoming union of Prince Harry and Meagan […]

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High definition vinyl might officially become a thing thanks to this new Austrian startup

Music snobs around the world may soon welcome another auditory deity into their aural pantheon: high definition vinyl. After receiving a new investment of $4.8 million, Austrian startup Rebeat Innovation says it could have the very first high definition vinyl LPs in stores by summer 2019. The making of Rebeat Innovation’s vinyl involves “3D-based topographical mapping combined […]

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Stream counts and vinyl sales surged in 2017, according to new RIAA report

The Recording Industry Association of America — RIAA — surveyed the state of the US music market in its summary of the sales of recorded music in the United States. The RIAA’s report indicated that physical sales have surpassed those of the digital download market for the first time since 2011. Revenues for the physical and digital sectors […]

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Time Warp unveils 2018 schedule and brand new vinyl-focused stage

Just three weeks before its 24th edition, Time Warp has announced its intensely curated 2018 schedule. Boasting 43 acts across six stages in just 19 hours, conflicts may prove inevitable, though thudding techno will unequivocally reign supreme. 2018 also brings forth a new focus on vinyl virtuosos for Time Warp in the form of Floor 6, […]

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Music From The ’80s Transformers Cartoon Finally Gets An Official Release

As catchy as its opening theme was, music from the original Transformers cartoon has never had an official release. Hasbro and Legacy Recordings fix that grave oversight on March 9 with the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ‘80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers. On vinyl, no less. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This new Technics SL-1000R turntable retails for $20,000

As vinyl sales continue to rise, the niche market is continually capitalizing on trends, filling in holes and satisfying the desires of ample audiophiles in the interim. Most recently, the Panasonic Corporation has catered to the high-end market with the release of their new Technics turntable, the SL-1000R.Retailing at $20,000 — at least according to […]

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Bargain, charity shops benefiting from increase in vinyl sales

Record shops are not the only locations to witness hordes of music fans rifle through rows of vinyl of late.As vinyl sales continue to rise, charity shops are prospering alongside storefronts dedicated specifically to vinyl merchandise, as evidenced by an Oxfam music store located on Byrnes Road in Glasglow, Scotland. The store reaped a profit […]

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New app allows users to mix vinyl records in virtual reality

German virtual reality gaming imprint EntroPi Games is blending old school technique with new school technology with the reveal of the world’s first vinyl mixing DJ application. The app, dubbed Vinyl Reality, simulates the look and feel of a vinyl DJ setup in virtual reality, equipping the user with two VR controllers and a VR […]

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This vinyl traveler map pinpoints where to find the world’s best record stores

Vinyl has been making a huge comeback in the music industry as of late. With record stores gaining back their relevance, there has been a demand for modern technology to accommodate the surge of interest.VinylHub has created a crowd-sourced map that pinpoints all the best record stores on a global scale. On their website, VinylHub is described […]

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Find All Your Local Record Stores With VinylHub

Website VinylHub catalogs record stores around the world, an increasingly useful tool for crate diggers as vinyl sales keep rising. Launched in 2014 by music database Discogs, Vinyl has identified over 6500 record shops, along with details like hours, storefront photos, and featured genres. Users can “follow” stores…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The U.S. has the most record shops in the world

When it comes to vinyl, the U.S. seems to have set its own record.Music database Discogs and its ‘sister site’ VinylHub have determined that the United States is the host of the most record shops in the world, with 1,482 total vinyl-selling storefronts. The United Kingdom trailed behind the US with 537 shops, with Germany […]

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‘Stranger Things 2’ soundtrack gets the vinyl release it deserves

Last year, Stranger Things exploded into one of the top pop culture highlights of 2016 and the hype around the second season of Netflix’s 80s fetishizing smash hit has largely picked up and progressed from exactly where the show’s pilot season left off. The sci-fi sensation is an authentic examination and homage to the 1980’s matched with a […]

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Shigeto delivers vinyl mix for The Lot Radio

Fresh off the release his latest LP, The New Monday, Shigeto has hit the road hard in support of the record. Ahead of his stop in Brooklyn, the Ghost International artist stopped by The Lot Radio for a two hour vinyl mix.In a move that should come as no surprise to fans, Shigeto leans heavily into the jazz […]

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Nina Kraviz may have just lost a decade of music

Nina Kraviz, who is considered of the reigning queens of techno and electronica, may have just lost over a decade’s worth of music following The Social festival in Kent, England.According to a post from the Kent event’s Twitter, Kraviz lost her leather bag which was left in a corridor at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone, Kent containing  “some incredibly […]

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Vinyl sales experienced monstrous growth over the past decade

Vinyl has made a triumphant return this past decade — despite many saying that the medium’s resurgence was nothing but a fad.Yet, a recent report states that vinyl sales have risen 1500% on average over the past 10 years. Such monstrous growth points to a healthy and viable market for records in spite of streaming’s continued growth […]

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This man has amassed a collection of more than 600,000 vinyl records

Gavin Godbold’s record collection must be inching towards world record status in terms of its expanse. Godbold fondly titles himself a “die-hard collector,” his status as such solidified by his placement of eight record players at various locations in his home, each ready to play any one of Godbold’s more than 600,000 vinyl albums.Godbold’s passion for […]

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Mini Minecraft Building Sets Are Just Darling

Outside of painted cardboard boxes and foam, toys are the best way to play with Minecraft in the real world. Jinx’s second series of Minecraft Craftables vinyl toys feature nine collectible kits that combine together into three iconic Minecraft locales.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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