In rotation: 1/15/16

Katy Perry & Pink Attend Stella McCartney’s Record Store Soiree: Music and fashion collided Tuesday night at a party for fashion designer Stella McCartney ’s pre-fall collection. The bash was held at Amoeba Music record store in Hollywood, with attendees that included Katy Perry and Pink.

Why the so-called “vinyl boom” may be bad for electronic music: Although electronic vinyl sales are technically increasing—last year’s Nielsen report cited 572,000 LPs sold in the genre, versus 249,000 albums in 2012—the sharp rise in units over the last few years doesn’t account for smaller, independent labels, whose finances may be on the decline. And with less money on hand, it’s even harder to go up against the expensive premiums and massive orders that majors provide to plants.

WA fires: Radio 6PR to auction off vinyl record collection for bushfire victims: Much of it dates back to when Radio 6PR was about music rather than talkback and on Saturday the Perth station will put its entire vinyl collection on sale to benefit the victims of the South West bushfires. More than 5000 records will go on sale, with proceeds going to the Waroona Bushfire Appeal.

With Vinyl Records Enjoying a Resurgence, Flashlight Vinyl Opens a Two-Story Independent Record Shop in Northeast Minneapolis: The 3,000 square foot two-story store will have more than half a million records once the second floor has been fully renovated. “I bought six collections recently, one with over 26,000 records, and we’ve been cleaning and sorting out about 5,000 records a week,” says Benevides. “I’m guessing that as I continue to acquire collections, I’ll have over 200,000 records just in storage as I won’t be able to put them all out at once.”

Vinyl collector puts loss in perspective after fire near Port Townsend destroys 25,000 albums: Jim Dickie lost some 25,000 albums, 7,000 CDs and a number of vintage puzzles in a garage fire that erupted at 10:35 p.m. Saturday. “I’ve lived through open heart surgery and cancer,” said Dickie, who moved to his home in the 600 block of Crutcher Road, about 5 miles southwest of Port Townsend, last month and had just finished storing the collection. “You have to put all of this in perspective.”

Music Fans Rekindle Their Love for Vinyl; The Long Obsolete Black Disks are Back: According to Sony Australia product specialist Andrew Hughes, the reason why people still have love for vinyl is because it is one of the greatest physical representation of art. “One of my friends who buys vinyl told me that he likes having a physical copy of an album. He likes to collect music like he collects art and books. Even the covers are like a piece of art,” he tells Sky News.

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