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Record Store Day Announces Black Friday 2017 Titles: As we head into the holiday season, Record Store Day once again brings record stores into the spotlight, and shoppers back into thriving local businesses. Record stores are the perfect place to discover new musical loves, to re-discover old musical favorites, and to introduce new enthusiasts to the pure joy of music and of record collecting…Record stores are the place to be on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season, because you want to give your family and friends great gifts, and record stores sell nothing but.

Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has “Whipped Cream and Other Delights” and nothing else: Anyone who would name his store Weirdsville and would transform it into a shrine to Herb Alpert is OK by me. I reached out to Taylor and got him to discuss the stunt. His amusing opening salvo went like this: “Every day we get records in. There will be AT LEAST 2 of these in every stack! 9 out of 10 households had this record! It’s a great record and who can’t love this cover?” One of the most interesting aspects of the display is that Taylor went out of his way to make sure customers understood that the copies are not for sale. Taylor says that he has about 75 copies of the album, and sheepishly admitted that he is “stockpiling the Herb.”

A fresh spin on library’s vinyl stash, Swap event to draw attention to updated record collection, now boasting current hits to go with intriguing obscurities. The Toronto Reference Library realized it was sitting on a veritable mountain of black gold — metaphorical gold in black-vinyl form, anyway — earlier this year when it got hip to the ongoing resurgence of popular interest in old-school LPs and decided to refresh the 15,000-strong record collection that had lain dormant and gathering dust on its shelves since the advent of CDs during the mid-1980s with an infusion of 100 new titles.

Vintage vinyl to go on sale at local charity store: Barnardo’s Scotland is urging collectors and new vinyl fans to rummage through their donations – where “real gems” have been spotted. Although streamed and digitally downloaded music remains the most popular form of listening to music, fans and collectors are buying vinyl in increasing numbers for its rich sound and nostalgic look. New albums are often released on vinyl by some artists. Last year, sales of vinyl records hit the highest level they have been at for a quarter of a century – with sales of the items increasing by 53 per cent. Last year, more than 3.2 million vinyl LPs were sold.

Mixmag, Razor-N-Tape and The Beer Necessities celebrate vinyl and beer with new video series: Mixmag has tapped Brooklyn disco masters Razor-N-Tape for the first label focus of the newly launched Beats ‘N’ Beers video series. Beats ‘N’ Beers, in collaboration with The Beer Necessities, brings weekly episodes celebrating the love for beer and vinyl culture. Every Wednesday the two editorial outlets and label of the month will curate one beer paired with one record release, selected to highlight an intriging fusion between the essence of a great track and flavor profile of a special craft brew. The concept of the new series was built around the much needed mid-week chill, taking a break to enjoy a cold one while listening to good music.

$600K expenditure on CD’s draws questions for Fort Worth library system: The City of Fort Worth is poised to approve a $600,000 contract to purchase music CD’s at library branches over the next three years. The expenditure comes as the library system opens two new branches planned for late 2018 and 2019. Manya Shorr is director of the Fort Worth Library system and says while many people have transitioned to digital and streaming services, the library needs to meet patrons where they live. “People with low economic status don’t always have the money to transition to the newest technology,” Shorr says. When you walk into any record store, compact discs are usually for sale for just a few dollars, many times even cheaper. Nate Chamchot is a music lover in Fort Worth and spent part of his day Monday browsing the vinyl selection at Doc’s Records & Vintage on Camp Wisdom. “I haven’t bought a CD in a long time.” Chamchot said.

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