In rotation: 8/11/15

Columbia House, once a mail-order giant, files for bankruptcy: “The parent company of Columbia House, the once-popular mail-order music club, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 20 years of declining sales…Columbia House, a subscription service once known for selling eight CDs for a penny, had $1.4 billion in sales in 1996 at its peak.”

Behind The Records: Easy Street Owner’s Home Collection, “I think the idea of purchasing an MP3 has nosedived. Vinyl will only sell more, but the record labels are rising prices, and they’ll need to be careful of that. Used vinyl is becoming more scarce, so prices will rise on the collector’s market.”

Ghost Embarking On U.S. Record Store Tour: “Ghost has been summoned stateside for a procession christened the Unholy/ Unplugged Tour. The five-city outing will take Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls to some of the nation’s most highly regarded record selling institutions.

Local record store celebrates 35 years in business: “Despite the digital age, Ralph’s Records is still going strong. The business is celebrating 35 years, it opened in 1980 at 10th & University across the street from Texas Tech.”

The Lifecycle of a Vinyl Record: “Last week, we introduced you to Cascade Record Pressing, Oregon’s first and only record pressing plant. We gave you some general tidbits about the backgrounds of the employees, some recent pressing activity, and how they came about landing here in the Pacific Northwest. However, we know you all are suckers for details, so this time around we invite you on an exclusive tour through their pressing processes…”

Numark unveil a new Technics-inspired turntable: “Numark today announced the introduction of their budget TT250USB DJ deck. The new turntable should look familiar with its platter, layout and S-shaped tonearm borrowing heavily the iconic Technics SL-1200 design.

Vinyl recordings take folks back in time: “Records generally were described by the rate at which they rotated around their spindles: revolutions per minute, or rpm. That’s how “Revolver” got its name, but you didn’t want to know that. Feeling old? It’s 48 years old this very day, but you didn’t want to know that either.”

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