In rotation: 1/19/17

Vinyl Records Resurging: “A lot of people have heard about the vinyl comeback” said Patrick Hodgkins, Co-owner of Lagniappe Records, “so they’re googling record stores and ours comes up and they’re like ‘ohhhh they’re so many records.'” Patrick Hodgkins and his co-owner moved Lagniappe records to downtown Lafayette a little over a year ago and in that time frame they’ve seen a hike in sales. “It’s between slight and drastic, a happy medium. It’s definitely growing. As many records as we sell, we have people bring in records. So, it’s a steady supply.” said Hodgkins.

Tuff Gong International partners with Florida-based Sunpress Vinyl to relaunch pressing of vinyl records! Tuff Gong International is honored to announce the relaunch of our vinyl manufacturing services this February in partnership with Sunpress Vinyl. Considered by music purists to provide the premium listening experience, sales of vinyl records are on the rise, hitting a 28-year record high last year. Tuff Gong’s vinyl pressing factory has always been the most popular in the Caribbean, with its high-grade product attracting clients from as far away as Europe and Asia.

From anti-releases to 1-inch records: 13 albums you have to work too hard to hear: Obsessive music fans are a strange ilk. Not only will they fill their homes with every deluxe reissue of a record, but they’ll take on some barely functional curiosities, too. Here’s a look at the releases that stretch the definition of “album,” often requiring so much effort that it begs the question if it’s worth it—or, in some cases, if it’s even music.

LPs and the People Who Press Them: “We identified vinyl as kind of working with the ethos of the company, Hand Drawn Records, and also of course a huge need in the market, and something we were excited about,” Blocker says. “So we got into the game actually as brokers in 2014, just to simplify the ordering process for musicians. That’s how we learned the best mastering houses, the best print people, and of course, the process of pressing vinyl records.”

Get Your Vintage Vinyl This Weekend In Marquette! The Marquette Winter Vinyl Record Show & Poster Sale is this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge on the first floor of the NMU Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University. We spoke with one of the event’s organizers and a dealer, Jon Teichman, about the event, which is presented by the NMU Vinyl Record Club. He invited all to come and browse through thousands of collectible & new vinyl records up for sale along with CDs, DVDs, video games, concert posters, movie posters & gig posters.

5 records to help you appreciate vinyl: As an old-time music fan, audiophile, and collector, the return to popularity of vinyl records has been a welcome development. As early as in sixth grade, I would save my allowance and on weekends do some extra work like delivering newspapers around the neighborhood and selling this magazine called TV Times. The money I earned I placed in this juniors savers bank account while most I used to buy my records which sold anywhere from P21 to P24 for single albums and P45 to P48 for double LPs.

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