Making Vinyl Online – New Series!

Cliff Beach
Label Owner/Artist

Discovering California Soul
June 03, 2020 @ 2 pm (EST)

For over 14 years Cliff Beach has been releasing some of the best up-and-coming artists from Los Angeles, including Brian Sturges (Wall Of Flesh Soundtrack), Alex Nester of (Urban Renewal Project), Honey LaRochelle (The Brand New Heavies), Mestizo Beat, and his own projects The Moon Crickets and Cliff Beach. He will share his learning experiences in great making CDs and vinyl from start to finish, how to use streaming services like Spotify to promote your music in the digital age and why he feels vinyl has a resurgence and has a bright future ahead. This event is free of charge but registration is required.

Chris Mara
Welcome to 1979

Tech Talk
How Delays Between Vinyl Mastering & Electroplating Can Result in A Rejected Test Pressing
June 09, 2020 @ 2 pm (EST)

The single biggest factor that affects the quality of a pressing is the time between when a lacquer is cut and when it is processed in electroplating. Lacquer age affects, called Springback, was common knowledge in the 1960s and 70s. During this time the industry was aware of this phenomenon and safeguards were built into the process to avoid the drastic quality degradation when it occurs. Welcome To 1979 took a scientific approach to Springback and can showcase how drastic it can be in an attempt to bring this knowledge back into the mainstream. Lacquer Age will be explained, our experiment detailed, and sound clips played. This event is free of charge but registration is required.

Alexis Castiel
CEO and Co-founder
of Diggers Factory

How to Produce Your Vinyl Records Without Any Money
June 25, 2020 @ 2 pm (EST)

You’re an artist or a label? Learn how to produce your records without spending any money. You’re a vinyl factory? Learn how to improve your conversion rate to have more quotes signed. You’re interested in stopping waste, stock, and overproduction in the vinyl industry? We have a solution for you. This event is free of charge but registration is required.

More Sessions to be announced soon!

Past Keynote Speakers

Jack White

John Anthony White is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist.

Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

Darryl Matthews McDaniels, better known by his stage name DMC, is an American musician and rapper. He is a founding member of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C., and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop culture.

‘Little Steven’ Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt is an American musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and activist who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. He is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, in which he plays guitar and mandolin.

Bob Mould

Robert Arthur Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s.

Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres is the host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM Radio and heard by more than six million listeners, five days a week. He has appeared in over 150 hours of American television and more than 40 feature films, and has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter.

Steven Vai

An American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee. Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and played in Zappa’s band from 1980 to 1983.

Bernie Grundman

Bernie Grundman is an American audio engineer. He is most known for his mastering work and his studio, Bernie Grundman Mastering, which he opened in 1983 in Hollywood.

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