In rotation: 11/28/22

The Global Vinyl Records Market is expected to grow by $663.77 million during 2023-2027, accelerating at a CAGR of 8.41% during the forecast period: …Our report on the vinyl records market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the aesthetic appeal of vinyl records, rising promotional events in developed nations, and increasing demand for vinyl records from millennials. …This study identifies the promotion of vinyl records as special editions/deluxe products as one of the prime reasons driving the vinyl records market growth during the next few years. Also, many private labels and retailers are promoting records and changing format sales: from independent to online to subscription basis will lead to sizable demand in the market.

Logansport, IN | The Record Farm celebrates Black Friday with exclusive music: While Christmas shoppers hit locations like Target, Walmart and Kohl’s Friday morning, Nov. 25, for Black Friday deals, record collectors bee-lined for music stores to find Record Store Day goodies. The Record Farm, 430 E. Broadway, hosted a smaller number of shoppers than probably was found in Kokomo or Indianapolis, but several music fans browsed through racks of vinyl at 8 a.m. Friday morning, grabbing their selections while Nirvana’s greatest hits blared through the speakers. “It’s a celebration,” said Adam Wilson, The Record Farm co-owner. “It’s for vinyl collectors and enthusiasts. You are not going to find these albums at Walmart or Target. So that’s what is special to us. It’s our day. And it’s exciting for customers.”

Staunton, VA | Vinyl Asylum partakes in Record Store Day: This Black Friday was also Record Store Day for the Vinyl Asylum in Staunton. The shop celebrates the special things you cannot find in big box stores like limited editions, colored, and numbers in vinyl. Co-owner Tanya Bahrs says that vinyl records have never gone out of style, but its appeal adds something that couldn’t be found in a digital download. “Analog, a record, is like a handwritten love letter. You can feel it, put perfume on it, you can smell it. If it’s emotional, you might see a tear stain on it and that’s the difference that way,” Bahrs said. New imports are on the shelves from multiple partners at 20 percent off. Bahrs shares that they can get what you’re looking for.

Macomb, MI | Village Vinyl has strong Black Friday vibe: Special releases, giveaways drive business on busy shopping day: Reports of the death of the brick and mortar store have been greatly exaggerated judging by the long line that was wrapped around Warren’s Village Vinyl record store on Black Friday morning. Despite the popularity and ease of online shopping, local businesses often have something to offer that customers can’t get via a website. Village Vinyl, located on Chicago Road in the city’s historic district being a perfect example. “The big thing is our special Record Store Day releases,” said owner John Lehl. “These are limited releases that you are not going to be able to buy online until tomorrow and by that time, you’re trying your luck because they are often already gone. The first of these is held in April, marking the release of between 400 and 500 new vinyl records. The second Record Store Day on Black Friday features fewer releases, in the area of 125-150, but still sparks plenty of excitement for music fans.

Paso Robles, CA | New record store opens in Paso Robles: Traffic Records has opened a second North County location in Paso Robles and is hosting a grand opening on Saturday. In addition to this celebration, the Atascadero location participated in “Record Store Day” on Friday. “We’re very excited to announce that Traffic Records has now officially opened their brand new second location in beautiful downtown Paso Robles,” owner Manuel Barba said. On Friday, the Atascadero store began offering hundreds of limited [Record Store Day] releases available only to independently owned record stores. The day also included used records on sale, as well as a blowout of backstock LPS, 45s, DVDs, CDs, tapes, and movies. There was live music throughout the day; Taqueria Don Jose served food, while The Raconteur Room, located next door to Traffic Records, offered drinks. Ancient Owl Beer Garden and Bottle Shoppe hosted an all-ages DJ after-party.

VA | 6 Used Record Stores in Virginia for the Music Enthusiast in You: These stores will have you dusting off your record player. For music lovers, there is nothing as good as listening to your favorite tunes played on vinyl. The sounds that come from your trusty record player manage to be both nostalgic and transformative while also providing high-quality sound. Call me old-school, but streaming services will never be able to top the depth of sound that vinyl provides. Like many of my fellow music lovers, I am always on the lookout for used record stores to visit and add to my collection. Over the years, I have found a number of gems—from my favorite Pink Floyd albums to Eminem’s most recent albums—at record stores across Virginia. Read through for some of my favorites!

Cleveland Heights, OH | Record Revolution in Coventry Village to close after 55 years: “…Today I come to Facebook with a heavy heart. After much calculation, consideration, & deliberation we have decided to close the doors on our long standing beloved brick & mortar store- Record Revolution. This decision did not come easily. We have enjoyed being a member of the Coventry community with it’s spirit of entrepreneurship, diversity, & encouragement of free thought and expression, for 55 years. Through those years, we have made many fond memories & personal connections with you, our valued customers. Without your support we never would have made it this far. So, a sincere & heartfelt thank you to all of you for this amazing experience of a lifetime!

Berlin, DE | New record shop No Signal Records opens in Berlin: The store is a collaboration between the label of the same name and online shop Tricky Tunes. A new record store opened earlier this month in Berlin. Located on Mainzerstrasse in Friedrichshain, No Signal Records is a collaboration between the label of the same name and online shop Tricky Tunes. The opening was announced on Instagram by No Signal founder Deluka. Open Monday to Saturday from 1 PM through 8 PM, No Signal stocks new and second-hand house, techno, disco, funk and more. Last night, November 25th, it hosted an in-store with DJ sets from Bertrand, Francesco Devincenti and Giordano.

Phoenix, AZ | Video shows Arizona Postal worker flinging packages of vinyl records into mail truck: An Arizona United States Postal Service worker was recently caught on camera flinging packages onto the back of a truck. According to Fox 10 Phoenix, the employee was seen throwing boxes of vinyl records from The ‘In’ Groove music store, which is located in the state’s capital. “Three carts in total, and he was just throwin’ them in until there was absolutely no more space,” owner Michael Esposito told the station. The store ships out up to 300 packages a day and watched the incident happen live on the surveillance camera. “I mean, violently hurling them into the truck from about a 10- to 12-foot distance and then once the truck got full as they were falling back onto the ground he was throwing them back on top of the pile,” he said. Esposito said he initially thought about confronting the worker, but then thought better of it.

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