In rotation: 6/2/15

Music industry struggling to keep up with demand for vinyl, Harvey Goldsmith says: The biggest problem facing the music industry is finding enough craftsmen to make vinyl, the music promoter says

Is This The Most Expensive Jazz Vinyl Record Ever Sold? “An album by tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley has sold on eBay for £7,300 (roughly $11,162). Released on Blue Note in 1957, the self-titled LP – known among collectors by its catalogue number Blue Note 1568 – is among the most sought after in the world…”

“In an attempt to keep up momentum around the annual Record Store Day, the American Association of Independent Music is launching a new once-a-week event to celebrate the latest in vinyl music. Vinyl Tuesday could also take the sting out of the record industry’s upcoming shift to a Friday release date for new albums…”

Spin doctor: 23-year-old revives love of vinyl with new Region Records store in Griffith: The young Becerra is living his dream, opening his doors just a few months ago in Griffith. Region Records offers something from every genre — blue grass, jazz, punk, R&B, metal, classics and more. He even has an extensive book, DVD and art collection and takes great pride in offering ‘extremely reasonable prices.'”

Before Berry Gordy’s Motown, There Was John Dolphin’s Recorded In Hollywood: “…It was associated with his groundbreaking record shop in South Central Los Angeles and the radio shows broadcast from it, which helped such musicians as jazz bandleader Charles Mingus and a young Sam Cooke reach the city’s white audiences (and beyond).”

Open call for 33 1/3 proposals 2015: “If you are ready to go and have the time over the next year to write a full book, please submit your proposal by 12:00am EST on Monday, July 27th, 2015…”

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