In rotation: 10/9/15

Mindbomb Records: one of the downtown community’s newest additions, “One of the downtown business community’s newest additions, Mindbomb Records, opened their doors this April on Record Store Day, and they seek to fill a gap in the Niagara business scene by specialising in new vinyl records.”

22 of the UK’s best record stores: “The vinyl revival shows no signs of slowing, as music lovers are held in the grip of the romance of owning your favourite records in their ultimate form – on a beautiful vinyl record. But there’s more to it than just the sound of vinyl, the beautiful artwork and the physical act of dropping the needle – we’re also blessed with so many amazing record stores.”

RIAA: Vinyl Sales Leap Again, “Meanwhile, every couple of blog posts, industry pundit Bob Lefsetz, in his “Lefsetz Letter,” decides that it’s all a bunch of hipster hype and that vinyl ain’t never coming back, baby, because all those urban and pop music fans are gone, gone, way gone on streaming, baby. Whatever, Bob…”

The vinyl industry is still booming, relatively speaking: “In news that should surprise neither record store clerks nor anyone who’s actually been in a record store lately, vinyl sales are still on the rise. The RIAA just released its mid-year stats for 2015, which found that vinyl sales are up 52.1 percent compared to this time last year, accounting for about $226 million in total sales.”

Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove: Baylor expert muses on quasi-comeback of cassettes, vinyl: “Baylor University’s Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media and a longtime champion of vinyl, has helped rescue countless warped and scratched records from “the golden age of black gospel music” to digitize them through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP). He talks about the vintage-goes-modern music scene.”

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