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VINYL 101: 180 Gram Vinyl… What are the Benefits? Heavyweight Vinyl Records Explained

180 gram vinyl has been the subject of much debate among record nerds. Are thicker and heavier records actually “better” and if so, why? While some misconceptions exist, there’s nothing really noteworthy about heavyweight vinyl. That doesn’t mean there are no benefits to be gained from 180g, or even 200-220g vinyl LP’s. This article hopes to […]

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George Danquah – Hot and Jumpy

George Danquah – Hot and Jumpy 197?, QuaMi Records (Reissued by Secret Stash, 2011) By Grant Austin “Who the hell is this guy?” A common utterance upon first hearing the one and only solo LP from George Danquah, ‘Hot and Jumpy’. That such a masterful artist could materialize out of the ether and vanish was hard for long […]

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Record Label Feature: Tiger Lab Vinyl

Record Label Feature: Tiger Lab Vinyl The soundtrack record market is arguably in its golden age. Vinyl’s current renaissance has led to an explosion of new soundtrack releases covering most genres in film, and even classic video games. Founded last year by Jon Dobyns and Clint Carney, Tiger Lab Vinyl aim to focus on the currently untapped […]

Millennials Are Buying More Vinyl Records
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Why Millennials Are Buying More Vinyl Records

Originally posted on CNBC The entertainment industry always loves a good comeback story, and music’s latest resurgence is no exception. Despite an explosion in digital and streaming music — including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Tidal — consumers are spending more money on vinyl records, and more vinyl buyers are millennials. In 2014, more than […]

Toronto Public Library Opens 15,000-piece Record Collection For a Vinyl Appreciation Course
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Toronto Public Library Opens 15,000-piece Record Collection For a Vinyl Appreciation Course

Toronto public library offers a vinyl appreciation seminar to local area residents Enjoyed the idea of earning a degree in record collecting?  Canadians wishing it was for real will somewhat get their wish. A Toronto public library have a vinyl appreciation course planned for next week.  “Vinyl 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about records” aims to […]

Earn A degree in record collecting
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Earn A Degree In Record Collecting!

This may be the best vinyl related, Onion type article we’ve ever read. Originally posted by the excellent music blog Every Record Tells A Story News reaches Every Record Tells A Story today that Stax University is to offer a three year degree course in Record Collecting. According to their website, the degree will examine pupils […]

The New Explosion of Bootleg Vinyl
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The New Explosion of Bootleg Vinyl

By Jesse Jarnow, October 19, 2015 Originally featured on Pitchfork Magazine Photo by Andreas Scholaske At first glance, the sticker on the LP might not seem weird. “Rediscover the sound of vinyl,” it beckons, promising music pressed on a “serious 180g” disc, as if part of some coordinated reissue campaign. In some sense, it is. […]