In rotation: 9/23/15

Gig venue record sales to be included in the charts: “Albums sold at gigs will soon count towards the UK Official Albums Chart as a result of a new initiative called Lightning Live which will allow venue-based record sales to be chart-returned for the first time. Which is good news for artists employing the “get em while they’re on a high, get em while they’re drunk” approach to shifting records.”

Vinyl Fantasy: How limited edition records are taking video game soundtracks to the next level: “Minecraft is so very far from the only video game soundtrack recently pressed to vinyl – this scene within a scene is experiencing boom times, as more and more labels, specialist and wider-scoped, realise that there’s opportunity in licensing what is, more often than not, amazing music that wholly warrants “freeing” from its parent medium.

Frankie Knuckles’s vinyl gets a permanent public home: “Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation is about to open the Stony Island Arts Bank, whose collections will include 5,000 records the Godfather of House used in his world-changing mixes.

Vinyl’s comeback a boon to local record stores: “Something most of us ditched decades ago is making a comeback. We’re talking vinyl records, and they’re not just for hipsters and audiophiles.”

23 Times Empire Records Taught You It’s Cool To Be Weird: “It’s been exactly twenty years since “Empire Records,” a quirky film about a bunch of misfit record store employees, was released into the world. Though the film starring burgeoning stars like Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, and Robin Tunney may have flopped at the box office — can you believe that it grossed less than $300,000?! — it remains a beloved cult classic.

Music Junkies Trade, Buy Vinyl Records at Beat Swap: “Music junkies who love listening to their tunes the old school way came out to Club Da-Da Sunday for the traveling Record Swap Meet. People traded, sold and bought vinyl records ranging from Funk music to Heavy Metal.”

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