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 […]

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. […]

Rodents On Turntables
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Rodents on Vinyl= The Best 99 Seconds Of Your Day

” Rodents on Turntables” is a fun short film in which fuzzy critters use a moving turntable like a flattened exercise wheel. These little guys were professionally trained to “spin right round” the records in a mesmerizing circle. Creative firm Division of Labor was hired to make this music-filled film to entertain Live Nation concert-goers. […]

Introducing Recards, the first vinyl record greeting card
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The Ultimate Birthday Card for Record Lovers

Introducing Recards, the 7 Inch Vinyl Greeting Card that Doubles as a Record Player Who buys birthday cards anymore? Almost without exception, the Hallmark store in your local mall is the exclusive stomping grounds of grandparents and soccer moms shopping for children’s parties. Emoji filled texts and Facebook gifs have replaced paper and ink, much like […]

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VINYL 101: Originals vs Reissues- A Guide to Buying Records

“Originals vs. Reissues” is a recurrent topic among vinyl junkies.  A quality reissue can offer a great alternative to owning a scratchy original, or spending big money on something scarce. That said, many factors help determine whether you’ve purchased a good or bad pressing of a record. This article hopes to outline a few points which can help you […]

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Jack White Wants to Introduce Your Children to the Wonderful World of Vinyl

No one’s done more to bring vinyl back to relevance than Jack White. Outspoken and ever-present, his Third Man Records’ vinyl-centric initiatives are largely responsible for keeping wax relevant with the hip kids.  You don’t need to be a fanboy to respect someone who’s single handedly responsible for introducing Loretta Lynn to a new audience, […]