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MAKING VINYL 2018

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is open for ‘Making Vinyl,’ the first B2B conference dedicated to the record manufacturing industry’s global rebirth, which shows no signs of slowing down. The groundbreaking event returns to Detroit Oct. 1-2, 2018, to the Cadillac Westin Hotel.

“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”.

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…..

Motown Music Crawl

October 2nd
2pm-6pm

Meeting location – Secret Location in the Cass Corridor area

October 2nd
2pm

2018 SPEAKERS

Larry Jaffee

Larry Jaffee

Program Director

Making Vinyl

Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz

Co-Founder

Record Store Day

Bryan Ekus

Bryan Ekus

President

Making Vinyl/Colonial Purchasing Co-op

Gerhard Blum

Gerhard Blum

Senior Vice President

Sony Music International

Craig Braun

Craig Braun

Media Packaging Veteran

Making Vinyl Awards Host

Jessa Zapor-Gray

Jessa Zapor-Gray

VP, Marketing

Gig Harbor/Intervention Records

Connie Comeau

Connie Comeau

Cheif Operating Officer

The ADS Group

Billy Fields

Billy Fields

VP, Sales, Account Management

WEA

Steve Sheldon

Steve Sheldon

President

Rainbo Records

Clint Holly

Clint Holly

Owner

Well Made Music

David Gorman

David Gorman

Co-Founder

1021 Creative

Chad Dahlstrom

Chad Dahlstrom

CEO

Zink Media Inc. (Discogs)

Dustin Blocker

Dustin Blocker

Chief Creative Officer

Hand Drawn Pressing

Jennifer Freund

Jennifer Freund

CEO

Dorado Packaging

Harm Theunisse 

Harm Theunisse 

Co-Owner

Symcon B.V.

Jack Stoughton, Jr.

Jack Stoughton, Jr.

President

Stoughton Printing

Sean Mosher-Smith

Sean Mosher-Smith

Principal

Echosmith Lab

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

PR, Strategic Partnerships Lead

Discogs

Justin Crowther

Justin Crowther

Owner

Burlington Record Plant, Inc.

Kamran V

Kamran V

Founder

Cykik

Matt Earley

Matt Earley

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Gotta Groove Records

Matt Block

Matt Block

Founder

Run Out Groove

Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer

Editor

Analog Planet

Mitch Anderson

Mitch Anderson

Radio Disc Jockey

Black Circle Radio

Nina Palmer

Nina Palmer

National Sales Director

Ross-Ellis

Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis

President

Kyndercore Vinyl

Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

A to Z Media, Inc.

Carrie Colliton

Carrie Colliton

Co-Founder

Record Store Day

David Hill

David Hill

Industry Veteran/President

Tapematic UK

Eric Astor

Eric Astor

Chief

Furnace Record Pressing

Per-Olof Ragnerius

Per-Olof Ragnerius

Co-owner

Pheenix Alpha

Ryan Kerr

Ryan Kerr

Director of Marketing and Strategy

Record Store Day Canada

Chad Kassem

Chad Kassem

CEO

Acoustic Sounds/Quality Record Pressing

Ali Miller

Ali Miller

Vice President

Furnace Record Pressing

Zane Howard

Zane Howard

CEO & Co-Founder

Second Line Vinyl

OUR EVENT SPONSORS

CHECK OUT WHO MAKES THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Copycats Media

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Sabic

GOLD SPONSOR

Media Tech Association
Pheenix Alpha

SILVER SPONSORS

Dorado
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BRONZE SPONSORS

Furnace Manufacturing
Sibert Instruments
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ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

RSD Canada
A2IM
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Music Business Association

MEDIA PARTNERS

Music Connection
Long Live Vinyl
The Vinyl District
Detroit Metro Times
Vinyl-Pressing-Plant.com
Vinyl Times
Analog Planet
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Sterophile
Get it on Vinyl

BRAND SPONSORS

Commercial Plastics
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Discogs
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PRODUCED BY:

Colonial Purchasing CO-OP

CONFERENCE PARTNER:

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HOMETOWN SPONSOR:

Third Man Pressing

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.

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