TVD Ticket Giveaway: WAX, The Los Angeles Record Fair, 10/24–10/25

Described as the “first music industry event of its kind,” WAX, The Los Angeles Record Fair is the newest record fair to hit the circuit. On October 24 and 25, you can expect to find label execs to record collectors meeting in Los Angeles for a two-day celebration of the culture and lifestyle of music and vinyl record collecting.

WAX, which will be hosted on the lot next to the iconic Capitol Records building, has created an impressive schedule for attendees as to be the most comprehensive record fair L.A. has seen in recent years. We have five pairs of tickets to give away and would love to send you to the party.

Despite the fact that it’s dubbed a record fair, WAX offers so much more to attendees than the traditional record fair and it’s set to cover all facets of the vinyl record industry. Panel speakers include music industry professionals and executives, producers, visual artists, and engineers. Labels of varying scopes, local record stores, music publications, and organizations are given the opportunity to set up a booth at the event. The WAX instagram is featuring one vendor a day leading up to the event, showcasing groups such as the Fender Music Foundation, Burger Records, and Freakbeat Records, among so many others.

WAX banks on the idea that there is more to record collecting than the records themselves, thus attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the engineers who physically pour the vinyl to press the records, the artists and designers who design the record sleeves and inserts, and even the label executives who curate what you hear. All guests at WAX will be able to interact with every step of the process, including purchasing the final product, as most people who attend record fairs expect to do.

Enter to win one of five pairs for both days of WAX, The Los Angeles Record Fair by citing in the comments below what aspect of the industry you’re keen to learn more about and briefly—why. We’ll choose 5 vinyl fanatics one week from today, 10/22, for a pair each. Our winners will be notified directly via email.

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  • Chyler Lingo

    Live show planning and talent buying.

  • Gary King

    I’ve love to learn more about pressing techniques and why some are preferred over others (including the labels and pressing plants). I know collectors look for certain pressings and I wish to get more insight on it.

  • andrew Enriquez

    I want to learn more about player quality and getting great signed out of the vinyl itself. Also I love collecting things that sound good and make me feel some type of emotion, with ask the collections around me it may be impossible to not overspend!

  • Nick Hurwitz

    I’d love to learn about the future of vinyl pressing technology given increased demand has the few machines left working 24 hours a day leading to frequent delays and outages. Seems in the era of 3D printing, there must be some new alternatives.

  • Winona Bechtle

    I’m interested in learning about the culture of independent record collectors and sellers. I think the way in which vinyl gets shared and disseminated between friends, fans, and musicians is one of the last few tactile ways people still are able to share sonic histories. I love being amongst vinyl collectors and sellers because one of the most important things about owning vinyl, for me, is learning about where it came from and who loves the music.

  • javasmark

    I would be super interested in going to see the classic “stack ‘o records” building inside and out. Having grown up around the Hollywood area, I’ve always been intrigued by both the historical and technical aspects of the music industry. Perhaps this could give me a first-hand glimpse at what’s under the label.


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