In rotation: 10/27/21

Norwich, CT | Why would a Norwich vape shop owner open a music store? Brenton Chambers explains. …Chambers, along with his other employees, will be opening up the B Sharp Music Store and Out of This World Records on the first floor and basement of the B2B Center at 65 Main St. Chambers said he wants it to be a distinct all-ages experience for Norwich. He expects the business to open in two weeks or so. “I’ve got a lot of great guys around me and (music) teachers that are really good at what they do,” Chambers said. The B Sharp Music Store and Out of This World Records plans to open on Main Street in downtown Norwich. In terms of a business model, Cameron Rossi, Chambers’ employee, said it’s an adjustment between selling vaping products and musical instruments. He said that a vaping business only needs two distributors to have a wide range of products, whereas a business needs to deal with more distributors for musical instruments. Chambers feels the social aspect of the two types of stores makes them similar.

The vinyl straw: Why the vinyl industry is at a breaking point: The industry is at its strongest since the advent of the CD disk, so why has it become near-impossible to get music pressed onto wax? It’s been difficult to avoid the colossal success of vinyl over the past two years. Sure, sales have been steadily rising since its initial resurgence in the early ‘10s, but after another record breaking year in 2020, our consumption of vinyl has more than doubled in the first half of 2021 alone. Despite this, reports of huge increases in wait times to get records pressed, errors in manufacturing and labels abandoning the format altogether are rife. So why is the vinyl industry in such a state of chaos? Overwhelming demand at pressing plants, rising shipping costs, a worrying lack of materials, and a renewed interest from major labels have pushed a manufacturing process that was already in decline to breaking point.

Los Angeles, CA | Largest West Coast Vinyl Distributor Hard-Pressed to Meet Demand: Once the relic of a bygone era, vinyl records have made a roaring comeback. U.S. revenues from physical records hit $620 million in 2020 and are on track to exceed that by 94% this year with $467 million in sales in the first half of 2021, according to data from the Recording Industry Association of America. Although paid streaming subscriptions still generate the industry’s biggest revenues with $7 billion in 2020 and another $4.6 billion so far this year, vinyl has rebounded to comprise 6.4% of all music sales in the United States. That is vinyl’s highest percentage since 1990 and a tremendous leap from the format’s lowest point of less than 0.01% between 2004 and 2006. Local music retailers and companies like Glendale-based Cobraside Distribution Inc. — the largest physical media distributor on the West Coast — are in a groove, so to speak.

Mount Mogan, CN | The vinyl record museum hidden in the hotel: Moganshan Orange Moon: In the bamboo forests of Mount Mogan, there are many villas of different styles hidden, there are about 200 villas, but these 200 villas have different styles, and none of them are the same! No wonder it is called the World Architecture Museum by the world. In addition to beautiful skins, these buildings also have interesting souls! For example, there is a vinyl record-themed homestay far away from the main road: Moganshan Orange Moon·Vinyl Record Homestay. And the son of tomorrow has also visited this homestay, this one can be regarded as a celebrity experience. The homestay is very quiet because it is far away from the main road. The window is the distant mountain, and the wide bamboo forest is on the side. A small stream flows slowly through the courtyard. The independent spacious courtyard and sunflower fields make it a paradise. exist. And this is not its most eye-catching feature. The owner of this warm homestay is a vinyl record enthusiast.

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