Revenues from Physical Music Formats Continue to Grow
According to the RIAA 2022 Year End report, total physical music revenues in 2022 reached $1.7 billion, a 4% increase from the prior year. Vinyl
Packaging Awards Deadline Extended!
Entries can be submitted entirely electronically by April 03, 2023. Great news, everyone! We are thrilled to announce that the submission process for the Making
Clickbait Articles Belie Reality: The Vinyl Manufacturing Industry’s Resiliency
Written by Larry Jaffee Copper Magazine: Click Here for the full article. New trade advocacy group, the Vinyl Record Manufacturers Association, is establishing best practices
Submissions are now open for the 2023 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards!
Making Vinyl will host a competition recognizing the best in vinyl, CD, and tape packaging in 15 categories for the sixth consecutive year. The submissions
Nabil Ayers to Keynote Making Vinyl in Minneapolis
Nabil Ayers is the President of Beggars Group US, where he has run campaigns for The National (GRAMMY award winner in 2018), Big Thief (GRAMMY
Columbia Records Makes History with the Release of the First Vinyl LP Record
Columbia Records made history on June 21, 1948, by releasing the first vinyl long-playing (LP) record. The invention of the LP marked a significant milestone
Vinyl Album Sales Reach Modern-Era High in S. with Over 2 Million Copies Sold in Single Week
Record sales in S. reached a modern-era high in the week ending December 22, with over 2 million vinyl albums sold, according to Luminate. This
Can Polylactic acid, or PLA be used in vinyl record manufacturing?
Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a type of biodegradable plastic made from renewable resources like corn starch or sugarcane. It has become a material for
Composition of Vinyl Records
While the name of the vinyl record seems to be a dead giveaway as to its composition, underneath it is a complex mixture of a significant
Update: The Pressing Situation Since March 2022
By Larry Jaffee, Making Vinyl co-founder/conference director In March 2022, Jack White made an appeal that went viral, calling for the major labels to build
Vinyl boom at a turning point?
While the demand for vinyl is experiencing a new boom, the growth also brings difficulties. At the “Making Vinyl” industry get-together, the focus was not
Vinyl: How High Is Up? CDs Rebound, Too!
By Larry Jaffee, Making Vinyl Europe Conference Director The world has turned upside down since the last time Making Vinyl and the Media-Tech Association joined
MAKING VINYL EUROPE RETURNS TO GERMANY 1-2 SEPT 2022
Offenbach conference first post-Covid event since Berlin in May 2019 Offenbach, Germany — A who’s who of Europe’s leading vinyl manufacturing experts will descend on
‘MAKING VINYL’ ANNOUNCES NEXT U.S. EVENT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Save The Date Orlando, Florida, The world’s leading vinyl manufacturers, will congregate for Making Vinyl in Minneapolis on June 7-8, 2023 to trade notes on
Making Vinyl 2022 Nashville/Highlights
Guest Post – Scott Lamb, Pheenix Alpha What an amazing time we had at Making Vinyl! Nashville is always one of those places you just
Vinyl Record Manufacturing Association Elect First Executive Board
Front Row L-R Broc Barnes, Dustin Blocker, Bryan Ekus, Greg Schoener, Michael Greig Thomas. Rear Row L-R Don McInnis, Alex Cushing & Yoli Mara Nashville,
Making Vinyl Sells Out First Post-COVID Event June 23-24
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Making Vinyl (makingvinyl.com), the first and only B2B conference to focus exclusively on the global rebirth of record manufacturing industry, has sold
Physical Media World Conference & ‘Making Vinyl’
1-2 September 2022, Capitol, Offenbach, Germany Demonstrating that consumers still want physical media in the digital age, the Recording Industry Association of America reported RIAA
VMP Announces New Audiophile-Grade Vinyl Pressing Plant
The VMP pressing plant will be led by the legendary record-maker Gary Salstrom. With over 40 years of experience in the business of making outstanding
Vinyl Record Sales WK 16
Week 16 is dusted. Nope, #RSD22 results are not this week…they’re next week. 753K vinyl records sold this week, up 7.7% vs the same week