Making Vinyl

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Making Vinyl is back 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 industry’s global rebirth.

“This year will be bigger and better with industry leaders returning to Detroit for what is expected to be a much more colorful program introducing everything the industry has learned over the last year with two days of power-packed programming and networking”.

Mark your calendars for October 1-2 and join us again in Detroit.
Registration will open in mid-May 2018.

Presented by: Colonial Purchasing Co-op LLC; Record Store Day; and hometown sponsor Third Man Pressing.

Join the largest gathering of record professionals, from more than 18 different countries, as they showcase their expertise and newest products and services.

Packaging plays a large role of why vinyl has made a substantial comeback over the past decade, and the Making Vinyl Awards will recognize the state of the art in album cover design and construction.

Now enlarged to encompass more areas of the process from mastering, galvanic and pressing. Explore the areas of production being revolutionized by current technologies. Quality control indicators to build consumer confidence and sustain growth in vinyl. E-commerce and building sustainable bridges from label to retail.

The conference program of Making Vinyl 2018 will also feature breakout sessions where professionals of particular specialties along the vinyl value chain can compare notes on the business. Topics of planned concurrents include: How pressing plants can protect themselves against making bootleg or gray-area records – Raw material consistency –  Innovation in pressing & testing – Transformations in mastering – Lathe cutting – Sharing best practices internationally – The importance of brokers driving new business – Art direction & packaging – Manufacturing quality control –  And much more to come…..

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Join the largest gathering of record professionals, from more than 18 different countries, as they showcase their expertise and newest products and services.

MAKING VINYL AWARDS

Packaging plays a large role of why vinyl has made a substantial comeback over the past decade, and the Making Vinyl Awards will recognize the state of the art in album cover design and construction.

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS

Now enlarged to encompass more areas of the process from mastering, galvanic and pressing. Explore the areas of production being revolutionized by current technologies. Quality control indicators to build consumer confidence and sustain growth in vinyl. E-commerce and building sustainable bridges from label to retail.

The conference program of Making Vinyl 2018 will also feature breakout sessions where professionals of particular specialties along the vinyl value chain can compare notes on the business. Topics of planned concurrents include: How pressing plants can protect themselves against making bootleg or gray-area records – Raw material consistency –  Innovation in pressing & testing – Transformations in mastering – Lathe cutting – Sharing best practices internationally – The importance of brokers driving new business – Art direction & packaging – Manufacturing quality control –  And much more to come…..

HOTEL BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Westin Hotel

It’s not too late to secure your hotel for Making Vinyl 2018! We reserved rooms at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit at a special, exclusive low rate for Making Vinyl attendees. The deadline to make a reservation is September 9, 2018, at 11:59 pm PT, or until the room block is sold out.

OUR EVENT SPONSORS

CHECK OUT WHO MAKES THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Copycats Media

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Sabic

SILVER SPONSORS

Dorado
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BRONZE SPONSORS

Furnace Manufacturing
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Viryl Technologies

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

A2IM
Media Tech Association
Music Business Association
RSD Canada

MEDIA PARTNERS

Music Connection
Get it on Vinyl
The Vinyl District
Detroit Metro Times
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Vinyl Times

BRAND SPONSORS

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PRODUCED BY:

Colonial Purchasing CO-OP

CONFERENCE PARTNER:

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HOMETOWN SPONSOR:

Third Man Pressing
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