Program for Making Vinyl Europe in Haarlem announced


Program for Making Vinyl Europe in Haarlem announced

B2B Conference on September 28th and 29th kicks off the Haarlem Vinyl Festival – Hot topics and top industry speakers expected

Haarlem, Netherlands – Following its US success in early June 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Making Vinyl ( returns to Europe in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with a program tailored to the latest developments in vinyl record production.

The B2B conference kicks off the business portion of the larger Haarlem Vinyl Festival,  celebrating all things vinyl with a lifestyle consumer focus on the most improbable comeback of the 21st century. Activities include a record fair, DJs, listening parties, and live performances in and around the majestic PHIL concert venue near the international hub of Amsterdam.

Making Vinyl Europe starts on Wednesday evening (27th) with a Meet & Greet networking event, continues the next two days day with two tracks of general and more technical sessions, as well as a tour of  Record Industry, one of Europe’s largest pressing plants. An opening panel features leading Dutch professionals representing various sectors of the host country’s vinyl value chain, including manufacturing services, raw materials suppliers, as well as retail and distribution.

Leading vinyl business experts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as far as New Zealand, will share knowledge and innovation on such hot topics, as sustainability, quality control, and what recent European pressing plants learned in setting up their operations and maximizing productivity in a rapidly expanding industry.

The latest statistics on the size of the vinyl market will be provided by the international music organization IFPI – presenting at Making Vinyl for the first time – and the research firm Futuresource, as well as Record Store Day Netherlands.

A panel discussion titled “Thank You Taylor Swift!” promises to illuminate how Gen Z and millennials have embraced vinyl for their listening pleasure, despite the ubiquity of music readily available on their mobile phones, thus promising a bright future for the industry.

Another session from leading sound engineers will correct misconceptions about why immersive Atmos sound mixes cannot technically end up on a vinyl record, while another will offer playback trends as seen from leading turntable cartridge provider Audio-Technica.

For more details on the full program and individual sessions, please visit:

While the conference program is designed to provide attendees with valuable knowledge and actionable insights, as always, Making Vinyl offers unprecedented networking opportunities during session breaks for suppliers to meet their record label customers.

Register for Making Vinyl Europe at:

Please note that attendance for the Haarlem Vinyl Festival requires separate tickets purchased from

(Please also note that the Making Vinyl Europe conference will be in English.)


Founded in 2017, Making Vinyl ( is the premier event dedicated to the vinyl record industry. Our events feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and presentations from influential voices in the music industry. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and technologies in record manufacturing, distribution, album packaging, and sustainable materials. It is also an opportunity to network with peers, explore the latest vinyl innovations and discover new ways to grow your business. Whether you are an experienced industry veteran or new to the vinyl scene, our events offer valuable insights and opportunities. Together we make vinyl. From tackling supply chain issues, understanding demand dynamics, adopting environmental best practices, and overcoming challenges such as street date shuffle and postal paralysis, we are working together to solve the industry’s current problems

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Andrej Krause, [email protected] Tel.: +49 172 8332225

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