In rotation: 2/14/18

Redditch retro record shop celebrates 3rd anniversary with charity fundraiser this Saturday: Residents are being invited to a day of music, special offers, and give-aways to celebrate a record shop’s third birthday. Vinyl record shop, Vintage Trax, on Birchfield Road, will turn three this Saturday and is celebrating with a charity fundraiser. The shop was launched by Ros Sidaway, following two successful trials in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. “I can hardly believe it’s been three years already,” exclaimed Ros. “I had to check my diary to make sure. It’s been hard work to build the business but, as my family and friends know, I love music and really enjoy what I’m doing. And it’s a great feeling to be helping people build their record collections and track down albums they are looking for.”

Vintage record store sees uptick in sales due to vinyl resurgence: POCATELLO – Remember when it meant something to be first in line to pre-order a new album? Remember what it was like getting your hands on the shiny, new packaging for the first time, as you meticulously opened it up to read the liner notes? This is a foreign concept for today’s digital music consumers. But Vintage Vinyl and Antiques in Pocatello is bringing it back for a new generation. “With a record jacket, it’s almost like holding a book,” Quint Pimentel, Vintage Vinyl and Antiques Owner, tells EastIdahoNews.com. “You can learn so much about the artist. It’s more intimate (than listening on your phone).” Vintage Vinyl and Antiques offers a wide assortment of music, sound equipment and memorabilia for avid collectors. And with a resurgence in vinyl, Pimentel says he is noticing an increase in business.

Local West Ashley record store will still be selling CDs after Best Buy stops this summer: As music CD sales continue to drop, big box stores like Best Buy are pulling the plug. But instead of killing the music, a West Ashley record store is embracing it and increasing their CD inventory. “We feel like there’s demand, we’re going to keep selling them as long as people keep buying them,” said Galen Hudson, general manager at Monster Music and Movies. He said they’re adding to their current collection of more than 300,000 CDs. “You can get a lot of stuff as import that’s not available in the U.S. for a pretty good price, so that’s what we’re looking to expand,” Hudson said. “For us, CD is still outside vinyl, as much press as vinyl gets and as sexy as it is and everything, we sell more units in CDs.”

With Best Buy dropping CDs, the format is down but not out: “Twenty-some years ago, I remember saying about Best Buy, ‘They’re gonna run everybody out of business and then quit selling CDs,’ ” said Stephen Judge, owner of the three Schoolkids Records stores in the Triangle. “And now that day has come. I’d be lying if I said it was not concerning.” Independent stores have continued closing, including Record Exchange and Offbeat Records in the Triangle. Then came Amazon and streaming, and larger chains started failing, too – including Tower Records, which went out of business in 2006. In recent years, many independent stores like Schoolkids, Sorry State and Bull City Records prospered by focusing more on vinyl records, which have made something of a comeback as specialty niche items.

Why vinyl will never die and how to start your own collection: A user on a Reddit post summed up why I personally got back into records, “As a 28 yr old that started collecting in 2011 right at the start of the revival, I started because I want to feel something again. Music had become a condiment. Put it on driving. Put it on running. Put it on autopilot. It was always a secondary activity to something else for me. By taking back control and putting music first, giving my full attention to a record, the meaning, and fidelity that had always been there started coming alive in new ways.Music also became so abundant and accessible it was meaningless. When you have access to practically every song ever written via Spotify, it turns into an endless sea of infinite homogeneous choices. With a record, I can enjoy and study the complex nature of a single album for a few days to a week. In summary, records make people feel emotions they enjoy, so they keep buying more.”

How the Eclectic ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Soundtrack Became a Surprise Vinyl Hit — Is Radio Next? The soundtrack has sold better than expected on vinyl, which has surprised both Madison Gate and the vinyl album’s U.S. distributor. On Jan. 12, the set got its initial vinyl release on blue 180-gram double-LP that came with a poster and insert and was issued by the vinyl-only specialty label Music on Vinyl. The global run of just 1,500 numbered copies — which saw 670 of those released in the U.S. via URP Music Distributors — sold out pretty much instantly. Madison Gate licensed the global vinyl release rights to the soundtrack to Music on Vinyl; Sony Music Masterworks has the CD edition worldwide. Brescoll says Madison Gate has “partnered with [Music on Vinyl] on a number of our soundtrack projects that have also had a Sony Music Masterworks component to them, primarily orchestral scores.”

‘Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market’ Will Feature Massive 21,000 CD & Vinyl Record Music Sale: Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library have teamed up to host the Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market at BAPL on Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The flea market will feature a massive music sale of 21,000 CDs and vinyl records with music sale proceeds supporting the renovation of the library’s new Bob Cohen Room. The event will also have 20 vendors from Lehigh Valley businesses, artists, and crafters as well as music provided by Bethlehem’s DJ REVERBISCAR. The event will take place in the BAPL room left vacant after the Children’s Room moved to an upstairs level in 2016. BAPL is hoping to transform the currently vacant room into the “Bob Cohen Room,” a redesigned multi-use community space for concerts, educational events, and theater events.

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