In rotation: 1/5/16

HMV report sales of one vinyl turntable per minute over Christmas: As reported by The Scotsman, the company also predicted vinyl sales of around two million in 2016 as the ‘vinyl revival’ continues. Ian Topping, Chief Executive of HMV, said: “Entertainment products form a major part of the Christmas shopping list. The gift of the year in 2015, though, has to be a turntable as we have seen a huge resurgence in the sales of vinyl.”

Random Records in Durango closes: Durango is down to one record store entering the new year with the closure of Random Records, 3102 Main Ave, just south of City Market north, on Thursday.

​Two new music stores open in Newnan: Newnan music lovers now have two new stores to patronize. Vinylyte Records and Newnan Music Center are located on the opposite sides of town and offer different products and services for the music population of Newnan…Vinylyte Records is fully stocked with new and used vinyl records. Vinylyte is also the only vinyl record store in the south metro Atlanta area.

Making an Environmentally Friendly Vinyl Record: I did a ton of research to find the best vinyl manufacturers in Southern California—that create both the highest quality products and are also eco-minded. Every vendor (Stoughton Printing, Infrasonic Sound, Dorado Record Packaging, Record Technology, Inc., and Groovehouse Records) made a donation to plant a tree to offset their power used to manufacture the album.

Why you should buy physical copies of music: Digital distribution is a relatively new phenomenon, however; for the majority of the music industry, fans and listeners purchased physical copies of music, from vinyl records to eight-tracks to cassette tapes to CDs. In fact, physical purchase of music is still a common option, and there are benefits to purchasing music in a physical form that digital copies can’t provide.

ANTHRAX To Sign Copies Of ‘For All Kings’ Playing Cards At Vintage Vinyl In New Jersey: On January 26, ANTHRAX will be at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey to sign copies of their brand new custom playing cards. They will also sign posters with purchase of pre-order through Vintage Vinyl. They will sign one additional item with either of these purchases.

Should you release a vinyl record in 2016? Even with this massive sales increase, vinyl is still majorly outperformed by digital distribution services across the board. And with streaming still a huge threat to the traditional industry, and vinyl records costing a lot to produce, releasing an album might be more trouble than it’s worth. We take a look at some of the most important things to consider when making a decision.

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