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Dyno Records in Newburyport celebrates 40th anniversary: During his 40 years in the business, he has seem numerous changes in the music industry, from the disappearance of the 8-track to the rise of the cassette, the CD and, mostly recently, the popularity of downloading music. But there’s been a resurgence in buying and collecting vinyl albums and that is most definitely helping business.

HD Vinyl Patent Proves Market Forces Can Save the Vinyl Record: For some time, independent record labels have expressed concern about Vinyl hype and the very real problems caused by the production bottleneck. According to small labels, independent artists now struggle to get their work pressed as the major labels leverage their size and budget to squeeze more and more records through a limited number of pressing plants across the globe.

Edward McKay says it will close its Fayetteville store once property sells: Among other events, the Fayetteville store has been the only local retailer to participate in Record Store Day, an annual international event that celebrates and promotes independently owned record stores. Customers lined up early those days for special giveaways and chances at rare and unusual collectible albums.

50 Shades of Vinyl: I genuinely feel sorry for this next generation, as they won’t experience the same feelings I did when walking into a record store & purchasing a brand new vinyl record. The sites, the smells & the music that was blaring, especially if it was a specialist rock heavy metal store. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it now. Walking into an independent record store. Fingering the racks & taking in all the artwork, different record shapes, colors & wondering what the vinyl inside the sleeves sounded like.

This 79-year-old believes that vinyl records still have the best sound quality: Lean Hung Meng is as colourful as his wares. His inventory mainly includes vinyl records and its related ancillaries, such as turntables (record players), speakers and spares, including thermionic valves, stylus cartridges and more. The shop also sells statues of Chinese deities, ceramic dining sets and vintage clocks. In the age of snazzy gourmet cafes and chic boutiques, this antique and curio store looks like it adheres to no trend, but instead is encapsulated in a time warp. And its 79-year-old proprietor looks like he fits hand-in-glove into his environment.

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