In rotation: 4/6/15

How Independent Artists and Labels are getting Squeezed Out by the “Vinyl Revival” “…the law of supply and demand is not necessarily applicable in this case, as within the same time frame, the number of facilities producing vinyl has remained static, at roughly 20 active pressing plants nationwide. These facilities can in no way meet the current demand for vinyl.

Beatnik Bus plans to cruise Calgary’s streets as vinyl record shop: “Music lover Kristin Poch has a groovy idea. To own—and drive—the first mobile record store in Calgary. The shop is stocked with a turntable and a couple of seats so customers can test out any one of the 600 vinyl discs that are riding shotgun.

DJ gets stolen £10k vinyl back after chance meeting: “A music lover who lost his entire record collection on a night out is celebrating after an amazing coincidence brought him back together with his beloved vinyl…”

West Molesey record shop owner in battle with Royal Mail: “The owner of a 42-year-old record shop is hoping a petition will avoid him being forced to close by Royal Mail…”

Why vinyl is saving the humble record store: “…ironically it has been the same technology – cheap music downloads and on-demand streaming services – responsible for the demise of many music stores that has driven the renaissance of the old format.”

Mega Record Sale a big draw for vinyl fans: Super Mega Record Sale runs until Sunday at the Kenilworth Community Hall

Record store still rolling on Irving Park in Norridge: “Crave vintage vinyl? Check out modern vinyl and computer-friendly turntables at Rolling Stones Records in Norridge, 7300 W. Irving Park Road…”

‘Meme infection’ behind surge in new generation buying vinyl records: “But while these crazes drifted into the land of nostalgia some, like vinyl records, will just not die. For years we have been hearing about the resurgence of vinyl – last year sales of records in Australia doubled….”

“A local bookstore purchases 50,000 record albums from an East Nashville man with an enormous record collection. Larry Woodlee still has 200,000 still in his home. You name it, McKay Books now has it…”

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