In rotation: 3/29/18

Snow Patrol, Shane McGowan, Chrissie Hynde and Cillian Murphy to attend VINYL festival in Dublin: A new event, to take place on the weekend of May 5-7 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, will celebrate popular music as “the cultural generator of the 20th century.” This three-day event, to be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend (5-7 May 2018) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, will feature specially programmed talks, panel discussions, curated collections, music performances, album playbacks, art exhibits, pop-up stores, signings, and equipment showcases. The various events will each make special use of the RHK’s expansive grounds and infrastructure, from the magnificent Great Hall and Baroque Chapel to its cloistered, cobblestone courtyard.

Join vinyl enthusiasts at Birmingham’s Record Store Crawl on Saturday, May 19: Are you a record fan? Then join fellow vinyl enthusiasts and crate diggers at Birmingham’s Record Store Crawl on Saturday, May 19. The Record Store Crawl, presented by Deep Eddy Vodka combines the best of record stores, bar crawls and live music into the ultimate crate digging experience in town. During the event you’ll have the chance to hop from record store to record store enjoying music, food and drinks, plus loads of fun! Cool people, tons of vinyl, music performance and more? Who’s in?!

Waxface Records provides music, networking at 70s themed party: MTSU students grooved to live music at Waxface Records’ 70s-themed party on Saturday. The record shop hosted a live show with two bands, Daylight Sinners and Garden of Eden. Both groups played original music that gave off a 70s vibe. The loud bass, suggestive lyrics and long hair helped complete the vibe. Both of the bands are under the company that Danita Reddick, an MTSU music business major, created and runs. It’s a networking company called Nita in Nashville. The company offers anyone in the music business the opportunity to mingle, network and hopefully work together in the future. Since both of the groups were going to perform at Waxface, Reddick decided to turn the live show into a party. Not only a show with great music, but also an opportunity to network and add to their portfolio.

Cassettes make a comeback in local music scene: Popular trends tend to reappear every so often — and in the music world, this is especially true. Genres give way to post-genres, subgenres and genre fusion, and popular tropes of the past seem to pop up 20 years later with little explanation. This trend has taken shape recently in the form of cassette releases from local acts in Pittsburgh, specifically from those who originated alongside the recent rise of the DIY music scene. Aside from the appeal of nostalgia, the affordability of cassettes is a major appeal to both distributors and music consumers alike…With CDs quickly disappearing from stores and shelves, streaming services like Spotify, SoundCloud and Bandcamp took over as the dominant listening platforms. In the cyclical nature of the world, vinyl records made a comeback in a big way.

Sony Music Overhauls Legacy Label to Adapt to Streaming World: …Promoting catalog on streaming is a dramatically different proposition than pushing physical product, according to music-retail veteran Amy Dietz, exec VP and GM of global distribution and services platform InGrooves, who spent 15 years as an executive at Warner Music’s Alternative Distribution Alliance. “Format changes have always given catalog a bump,” she says. “But what’s different now is the idea of lifetime value — before, you were trying to get people to buy something once, but now you’re trying to get people to keep coming back.” Key to that repeat business is discovery, which is generally discussed in terms of new music but is just as relevant for catalog.

John Cusack to Hold Q&A Following A Screening Of High Fidelity: For fans of John Cusack and High Fidelity, a visit to Championship Vinyl would definitely make a “top five” list. Join Hollywood icon John Cusack when he makes his way to Bass Concert Hall for a live conversation and audience Q&A on Friday, June 15 at 7:30pm. With four decades’ worth of roles in over 70 films, John Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into High Fidelity, following a screening of the iconic film…The hit comedy High Fidelity is the story of record shop owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) on a search for love (and the reasons behind his failed relationships) against a backdrop of over 70 songs spanning multiple decades and genres of music.

Toronto’s east end just got a free library for vinyl records: Whether you’re looking to grow your vinyl collection or need to get rid of those unappreciated records from your shelf, pay the Vinyl Swap Box in Leslieville a visit. Created by Matt Durant, the Vinyl Swap Box is a community box located outside Durant’s studio where people can drop off a record, pick up a record and discover something new. Similar to Little Free Libraries, there are no rules and people can take or leave a record as they please. Vinyl enthusiasts don’t need to worry about leaving the albums outside, as the record box is equipped with a plastic casing, so everything inside will be protected from the elements. Local artists and bands are also encouraged to drop off their demos in all formats, so people can have the chance to hear their work.

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