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Vinyl Records

And Vinyl Records For All

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

A decade ago, vinyl records were a forgotten relic of the past. Relegated to the dustbin of musical artifacts, vinyl records were nothing more than a ...

Record Store Day 2016: Local Deals and Events in Los Angeles, New York and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Michael Galvis, Editor Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 and music hobbyists across the globe will be flocking to independent music stores to get...

Reading Books Has Become a Competitive Edge

David Sable | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
David Sable

Twenty-eight percent of American adults say they have not read a book in the past year - book as in words... be it digital, print, whatever. And while I don't know the matching statistics globally, I imagine most of us are facing the same sad fact.

CEO Talk: Zdenek Pelc, GZ Media

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Zdenek Pelc is the chairman of the Board of Directors, owner and former CEO of GZ Media the world's biggest vinyl record producer. Pelc has worked fo...

Vinyl Revival

Olivia Deng | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Olivia Deng

Nick Williams, owner of Deep Thoughts. PHOTO BY OLIVIA DENG In an age where Spotify is as omnipresent as Taylor Swift circa 2015 and streaming platfo...

8 Lessons to Apply to Your Life Based on the Case of Black Swan Records

Felicia Watts | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Felicia Watts

Anyone can adopt life lessons from the case of Black Swan's successes and failures. Here are 8 lessons to apply to your life, based on the case of Black Swan Records

Author Amanda Petrusich Documents the 78 RPM Record Collectors Who Are Saving Vintage Music From Being Lost

David Chiu | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
David Chiu

Petrusich -- who has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times and Pitchfork -- talks about the 78 RPM collectors and what drives them to search and pay for these hard-to-find records.

Frank Salvaterra, Sting, Herman Sandler, 9/11 and Me

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Neil J. Kirk

I miss Herman Sandler, David Rice, Frank Salvaterra, Bruce Simmons, Howard Gelling, Tom Clark, Tom Collins, Doug Irgang, Stacey McGowan, Kristi Irvine, Mike Edwards and all the other Sandler O'Neill colleagues who senselessly died on that horrible day.

B.B. King, Erin and Me...

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

In '93, The Blue Note in New York City advertised "A Rare Club Date With B.B. King." I bought tickets, and some friends showed up early for the first come, first served general admission. We ended up front-row center, directly in front of his eminence.

The Future of Music Making?

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Cherno Jobatey

Since the discovery of sound recording, and especially since its digitalization, concerts have become increasingly more monotonous: it is increasingly rare that musicians can get on the stage and deliver what the legend, or the recording, promises.

Vinyl Sales Increase 52 Percent From 2013

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment

After surviving near-extinction last decade, vinyl made an exceptional global resurgence with purchases increasing more than sixfold. The U.S. continu...

The Lost Art of the Mix Tape

Peter Csathy | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Csathy

A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.

How to Say Goodbye to Summer

Lauren Salkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

As another summer heads to the airport, my thoughts head back to 1982, when I was a secretary in the Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Department at CBS Records and the song "Goodbye to You" first aired on the radio.

From User to Dealer: A Vinyl Junkie Goes Pro... Sort of

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

In a lot of ways, used record stores are like the perfect combination of museum and gift shop, a place where you can actually take home the artifacts. Maybe that experience is one reason that vinyl is culturally relevant again.

My Vinyl Offer

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

I figured that I'd never bond with my daughters over music. But something happened a few months ago that may have turned the tables -- literally.

Inside The World's Ongoing Obsession With Vinyl Records

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts

April 19 marks the eighth annual Record Store Day, which celebrates independently-owned music sellers. This musical day falls on the heels of a hi...

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Crate Digging

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

Sometimes your efforts are fruitless, but when you finally find the LP, it's all worth it.

IKEA Discontinues Beloved Shelf, Prompts Internet Fury

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

IKEA thought it could discontinue a shelf popular with record collectors without causing much commotion. Now it has to face the music. IKEA plans t...

Records Aren't Just For Hipsters Anymore

Dave Tomar | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

There are a million reasons why vinyl went out of style and most of them have to do with convenience, not just in how we listen to music, but in everything we do. I'm as spoiled by modernity as the next guy. But maybe not everything should be so convenient.

Jack White Goes Vintage

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, April 20 (Reuters) - Rock musician Jack White celebrated Record Store Day on Saturday by giving customers a ...

Good News For Hipsters

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Here's some good news for the music industry: Last year's vinyl-record sales were the highest they've been in 15 years. The International Federati...

LOOK: Homeowner Finds Safe Filled With Treasures

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Turns out there's more to a 200 year old home than just history. Rare Beatles records, for starters.

Freegal: Emphasis on the the Free Public Library of Cool

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

I write here about my experience not as an administrator since I am not one of those, or even as a librarian although I am one of those. I offer this opinion only as an impenitent bin rat that has collected songs going back to the original days of vinyl.

The Real Clive Davis: Dishing the Skinny with Don Silver, the Man Behind the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Now that Kelly Clarkson has called Clive Davis a liar and a bully, and revealed that she felt violated by his account of their relationship in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a man who worked under Clive.

3D Printed Records by Amanda Ghassaei 

designboom | Posted 02.26.2013 | Arts
designboom

'3D Printed Records' by Amanda Ghassaei      In an attempt to create a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable 33 rpm record...