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The Beautiful Secrets Behind Vinyl

The Beautiful Secrets Behind Vinyl

This article takes a deep dive into the world of vinyl, exploring why vinyl is superior to a digital format, how one can maximize the sound quality of a vinyl record, several useful ideas for recycling a vinyl record, and more. Guest post by Alex Frank of Music Instruments Center Let’s take a second to do a little ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

The income boost that many artists and labels get from vinyl record sales is in danger of shrinking. This year vinyl sales grew just 2% compared to 12% in 2016, according to new data from Nielsen Music.  Why are vinyl record sales flat?  Have we just reached a saturation point or are there other factors that the ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Sony Music Is Opening A Vinyl Pressing Plant, 30 Years After It Closed The Last One

Sony Music Is Opening A Vinyl Pressing Plant, 30 Years After It Closed The Last One

Everything that's old is new again. Or at least that's true for Sony Music Entertainment, who after a hiatus of three decades, will start producing vinyl records again in their own new plant to help meet  the high demand for the hipster audio format.  After a 30 year hiatus, Sony is opening a plant to produce vinyl ...

ARTICLE: THE AUDIOPHILE

An Ode to Vinyl

Read "An Ode to Vinyl" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Snap, crackle, pop! Is that the sound of a bowl of Rice Krispies or an abused record? In a blind test, 7 out of 10 listeners couldn't tell the difference between a record from a broken home and milk activating that morning bowl of puffed air. It's a sad fact: records can sound dreadful. Yet...Records are ...

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A simple way to support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You If you shop at Amazon, Ticketfly, HDTracks, iTunes, CD Universe, HiFiMan, Brown Paper Tickets, JazzPosters, TicketWeb, Ticketmaster, World Wide Stereo or Sheet Music Plus please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. Commission sales are ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Festagroup: Vinyl

Read "Vinyl" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'impressione immediata che dà questo disco è quella di averlo già ascoltato da qualche parte, di essere già stato memorizzato molto tempo fa. Eppure sono quasi tutte composizioni originali e la musica è stata eseguita da un duo che alla fine appare, grazie alla tecnologia moderna, come un quartetto ben compatto e agile nell'eseguire una proposta cui vengono aggiunti applausi tratti ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Vinyl: All The Way Live

Read "All The Way Live" reviewed by Dennis Cook

When a band can gather guests like organist Bernie Worrell, blues great Sugar Pie DeSanto, Son of Champlin Terry Haggerty, and bassist Rob Wasserman for a live album, it's usually worth a spin or two to see what all this high-powered talent sees in it. Vinyl, hailing from the San Francisco Bay region, play the entire ...