In rotation: 7/20/15

Records making recovery along with Peoria record store owner: “Craig Moore knows records…a longtime rock-and-roll guitar player, suffered a heart attack while in band practice in May…”

John Lennon’s New ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Vinyl Faulty; Universal Offers Exchange: “The track “Sweet Little Sixteen” was played twice on the album, which meant that “You Can’t Catch Me” wasn’t included at all. Universal Music set up a website for fans to switch-out the faulty version with a working one…”

One of the last great mastering engineers has passed away: “The loss of Stan Ricker, within months of the death of fellow mastering engineer Doug Sax, is sad news for the music industry. Stan became known for his mastering and engineering achievements on landmark vinyl releases by The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Electric Light Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and countless others…


Astoria finds new faith in vinyl with Hifi Records: The name of this record refuge is HiFi Records & Café in Astoria, and its doors swung open for business on July 11 with a bustling grand opening. It’s located in an area of the neighborhood that might attract a modest number of window shoppers, but for HiFi owner Javi Velazquez, the location was a deliberate choice, not a compromise.

Olympia’s Deadbeat Records Aims to Amp Up Your Music Selections: “’The mission of Deadbeat has been to provide a safe place for music to grow and for people to come out and experience it,’ Ryan said. ‘Olympia has an insanely wonderful music scene and it’s thriving, but it’s all downtown.’”

This Nashville Vinyl Factory Is Still Pressing Records: “As vinyl pressing plants around the world shut down in the heyday of CDs, one historic vinyl factory remained operating in the same facility where it pressed The Beatles’ first American single in 1963. United Record Pressing has presses from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s – machines the company bought after other vinyl facilities closed shop…”

Want To Drop Your Next Mixtape…On Vinyl? A New Crowdfund Could Make It Possible: Super Specific Vinyl on Demand has kicked off an indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in hopes of making it possible to press a la carte records and in turn make an indie artist’s dreams of finally landing their single on wax..”

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