In rotation: 3/2/18

Vinyl records hit Broadway in Elk City: What is old is new again when it comes to music or even in the delivery system. Vinyl records have found their way back in popularity with young and older listeners. Elk City’s Brady Butcher has opened BTB’s Records and Rarities on Broadway just off of Main Street, offering both vintage and new vinyl choices. Butcher owns and operates Carrol’s Shoe Corner. He was looking to add something new and different to Elk City. As a result, he turned a storage room around the corner from the shoe shop into the record store. “I love music and wanted to bring something new and different to western Oklahoma. There is something for everyone, people that come in are from junior high kids to people in their 80’s…”

An Old Music Style Becomes New: Records: Good Records NYC, located on E 5th Street., was founded in 2005. The store is marked by simple window text reading, “Records.” Inside, there are vintage records from the 1950s, as well as ones from current artists. The selection is tastefully eclectic, with genres ranging from jazz to rap. You can check out the kind of music they enjoy both in store and online, where they’ve put together some awesome music mixes. Good Records has an ever-changing collection, as they buy used records and put them out daily. If you’re interested in selling your records and related equipment, Good Records has a buyer in store almost every day. They will buy everything from vintage turntables to music paraphernalia such as posters or album artwork.

You Can Now Listen To An Audiobook On Vinyl: As of yesterday, one publisher is offering its audiobooks on vinyl. Hachette Book Group’s Hachette Audio has launched a series of audiobooks made available on the format, starting with This is Water by David Foster Wallace, in partnership with Wax Audio Group. The series, which will see the publication of several books as audiobook files accompanied by these vinyl editions, is set to run through 2018, according to Billboard. Other titles include Hamilton: The Revolution, The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help, Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews, and Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol.

Bathurst’s Record, CD and Vintage Fair, 2018: No longer on the outer, vinyl will continue its comeback with the greatest hits at Bathurst Showground. The annual Record, CD and Vintage Fair is on this Sunday with all music lovers invited along for the party. Fair co-ordinator Jon Ordon said the event will feature tens of thousands of music items. “It provides top quality records and CDs for the Central West that people wouldn’t have access to,” he said. “There will be cool collectibles and dealers offloading records as well.” Mr Ordon said many music lovers prefer to listen to vinyl because of the different sound it produces. “You actually get a much better sound, especially for analogue music…”

The analog revival: …Analog fans say hearing imperfections on vinyl records brings life to the track. It’s the same with photography and movies on film. There is something alluring about capturing an image without any knowledge of the results, with only experience showing the way. Specialty stores like Jeremiah’s Photo Corner for film photography and The Last Record Store are keeping the analog revival alive in the North Bay. So is Jack White, a modern artist with a passion for vinyl. His recording studio, Third Man Records, specializes in recording and publishing vinyl. Third Man Records made a turntable that played the first record in outer space. “Our main goal from inception to completion of this project was to inject imagination and inspiration into the daily discourse of music and vinyl lovers. Combining our creative impulses with those of discovery and science is our passion,” White said.

The record sleeve designers you need to know about: As a new book is released profiling over 30 creatives and studios making the most exciting album art today, we ask author John Foster to pick out his favourite established and emerging designers featured in the book. Hands down the most exciting designer pushing and experimenting with their style today is Braulio Amado. Whether it is sleeve designs, gig posters or little motion graphics, he provides fresh inspiration on a daily basis. His mix of unique perspective, fun and unexpected colour choices, wild and intuitive typography and a deceptively sophisticated illustration style – all driven by his endless enthusiasm – leave me absolutely breathless

Casette Me, Please: The Future Of Vinyl And How Cassettes May Offer The Answer: …Although vinyl, which indies typically price at $14-$18 per record, obviously has more profit potential than a $5-$8 cassette, the upfront cost for a vinyl run is thousands more. Since many of these labels are putting out music by artists with either tiny cult followings or no followings at all, as it’s often their first release, the low risk of a cassette run in the $100-$200 range versus a $2000-3000 vinyl run is simply a smarter move. “I don’t think we really worry about how a cassette run will do, though, cause it’s such a minor investment,” says Miller. “We certainly do spend many hours worrying about and trying to gauge how vinyl runs will do.”

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