MAKING VINYL PACKAGING AWARDS FINALISTS
Congratulations to all the finalists!
The winners will be picked in the third week of January 2021 in an all-day Zoom call by a panel of five judges and announced shortly after. The judges will also choose a “Best in Show,” also known as the Alex Steinweiss Award, named after the creator of the first album cover for Columbia Records, giving birth to the music packaging industry.
Who Participates in Making Vinyl’s Events?
Musicians • Artist Management • Record Labels • Music Publishers • Vinyl Record Pressing Plants • Recording Engineers • Service Providers • Vinyl Mastering & Cutting • Equipment Manufacturers • Packaging Suppliers • Release Planners • Illustrators • CD/DVD Replicators & Duplicators • Consumables Suppliers • Copyrights Holders • Transportation & Freight Companies • Music Brokers • Turntable Manufacturers • Music Retailers • Printing Companies • Merchandisers • Vinyl Enthusiasts • Song Writers • Publishers • Technology & Licensing Companies • Online Retailers • Physical Retailers •
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Past Keynote Speakers
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.
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 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.
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 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.