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Is the Internet Really a Record Store’s Enemy? 5 Shops on Existing in the Digital Age - Stephen Godfroy, Rough Trade

Is the Internet Really a Record Store’s Enemy? 5 Shops on Existing in the Digital Age - Stephen Godfroy, Rough Trade | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The music industry has not been the same since Napster. Or iTunes. Or YouTube. Or Spotify. It seems that every couple years the distribution model for music is taken for another digital turn. Recently, the rise of streaming has allowed services like Spotify and SoundCloud to instantaneously collect vast swaths of information on listeners. Just a few weeks ago, The Atlantic published an article looking at how the music biz utilizes these listener stats to grow their businesses. Some feared that it would lead to widespread homogenization of popular music. Fortunately, artists still seem to rely more on tried-and-true creative inspiration when writing music than on aggregated stats for geo-targeted listeners.
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Five great records owners: five gospels about this noble business 

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Pressing plants feel the strain with vinyl records back in the groove

Pressing plants feel the strain with vinyl records back in the groove | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The commercial revival of vinyl records is good thing for many people: Record labels, recording artists, audiophile collectors, independent record shops — all for whom the increase in sales each year is considered a jolt of life in what otherwise is considered a growing public disinterest in owning tangible music.

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The vinyl revival is powered by aging vintage presses.

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Articles: Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

Articles: Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vinyl’s sharp rise began in 2008, when sales nearly doubled from the previous year’s 1 million to 1.9 million. The tallies have gone up each year since, and 2013’s 6.1 million is a 33 percent increase over 2012’s 4.6 million. (Those numbers are even larger when you account for releases that fall outside SoundScan’s reach.) The resurgent format’s market share is still far smaller than CDs, digital, and streaming—vinyl accounted for only 2 percent of all album sales last year, compared to 41 percent for digital and 57 percent for CDs—and no one expects it to regain dominance. But it’s more than a trend, and it’s not going away anytime soon. “Four years ago, maybe half our releases would get an LP option,” says James Cartwright, production manager at Merge Records. “Now every release we do has a vinyl format.”

 

 

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In-depth pitchfork story on vinyl and the industry embracing its comeback

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Record Store Day 2014: The spin is still in

Record Store Day 2014: The spin is still in | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Around the corner in Reckless Records, 22-year-old Joe is thumbing through records - some which have price tags of up to £50 - by Pixies and Sonic Youth. "These bands are still relevant now," he says. "They have a great sound. I prefer to buy on vinyl because it's much cooler."

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Don't call it a comeback, Vinyl's been here for years!

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Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank

Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The unexpected sales success of music formatting last year has been labelled ‘The Vinyl Revival’.

Laura Creed, Superfi has delved into how and why the cult following for vinyl has resurfaced in this booming digital age.  Alongside this, she questions the popularity of digital and what this could mean for the music industry.

Below is an explanatory info graphic into the research findings.  Following the info graphic is further commentary to compliment the graphical representations of the study.

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Don't call it a comeback. Vinyl's been here for years.

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Trevor Parks's curator insight, November 6, 12:21 PM

Music Tank in my opinion is a very reliable source, considering the fact that it is a sector based network for the University of Westminster in England. As for the article itself, it contains many charts, graphs, and infographics that relate to the recent popularity and rise in sales of vinyl LPs. 

Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 5:40 PM

The infographic in this article is really cool, as it gives a lot of great visual representations of how music sales have been shifting in past years. It shows that, while vinyl is still only a small sliver of total units sold, it's growing by leaps and bounds and has a very promising future.

Ryan Kowalkowski's curator insight, November 11, 10:42 AM

There is a desire for music fans to own copies of their albums, but the debate over physical copies vs digital downloads if a finer line.

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Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The crackle of a vinyl revival has been getting louder this year as dropping the needle on a record becomes ever more in vogue. But what has been championed as a victory for music purists is putting a strain on a creaking industry.
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Right now the record industry most valuable piece of equipment is a record-pressing machine 

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The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2014 so far

The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2014 so far | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The success of the various albums has helped get 2014 off to the best start in more than a decade for vinyl albums. Last year saw 790,000 vinyl albums sold in the UK – but 2014 is already more than one-third of the way to that target after 15 weeks, putting it on course for sales around 900,000 for the full year (if sales continue at the current rate).

 

 

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Vinyl top 20 features a lot more of great albums than the regular charts! 

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Wu-Tang Clan will sell only a single copy of their new album

Wu-Tang Clan will sell only a single copy of their new album | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

s music sales have dwindled over the years, artists have increasingly turned to making special editions of their albums to entice hardcore fans to spend more hard-earned cash — but there's never been an album quite like what Wu-Tang Clan is cooking up. In addition to releasing a 20th anniversary album this summer called A Better Tomorrow, the hip-hop collective also recorded a double album in secret over the last two years — and is only releasing one single copy of it.

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The most limited release ever! No doubt this will turn out to bring big money to WTC.

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