Vinyl comes back in Davis fair: Little did Josh Chapman realize seven years ago that when he started the Vinyl and Music Fair he had created a monster. A nice, friendly, old-school monster. What began “as a little, 10 or 15-table swap” of music is now the twice-a-year Vinyl and Music Fair with more than 50 vendors with several hundred visitors expected Saturday at the Davis Senior Center. “It’s morphed into this big event,” Chapman said from Armadillo Music in Davis, a shop that he and his wife, Athena, have run the past six years and has been in the family 21 years. Vinyl records — whether 45s or LPs — have been “making a steady comeback,” Chapman said.
Here’s an inside look at Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant in Detroit: Third Man Records is turning the tables on those who thought the Motor City’s musical glory days were gone for good. And it is doing it one vinyl record at a time. Little more than a year after opening a records and novelty shop in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, the record company founded by Detroit native Jack White is set to officially open its 10,000-square foot vinyl pressing plant, capable of churning out 5,000 platters every eight hours, on Saturday. “The process is hypnotizing, to see how music is actually made,” said Ben Blackwell, who heads up the company’s vinyl operations. “It’s almost rude not to share it with the consumer.”
Here are Utah’s favorite 3 vinyl records: Records may be considered the music file of the past, but that hasn’t stopped Americans from buying them. Forbes recently researched what each state’s favorite vinyl records are. Utah’s favorite vinyls are definitely #ThrowbackThursday worthy, as they include “Thriller,” by Michael Jackson; “Chronicle,” from Creedence Clearwater Revival; and “Revolver,” from The Beatles. Other states favored some more modern albums. For example, in Vermont, Kanye West’s “My Dark Twisted Fantasy” and “Anti,” from Rihanna, topped the charts, according to the Forbes data.
Voices of Dead Loved Ones Now Music to Your Ears: Brits Press Ashes to Vinyl: The saying “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust” is usually heard at funerals. When someone dies, their family and friends are well aware that they will never see or hear them again, however now there is a way to immortalize their loved ones, A UK-based company, And Vinyly, presses the ashes of dead relatives into vinyl, after which they add an audio of their voice or favorite tune onto the record, so that they will be remembered for as long as possible. If you hold the vinyl to the light, you will be able to see straight through it, as well as tiny speckles resembling dust. In fact, the dust isn’t dust at all and are ashes of the person who has passed away.