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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...

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.

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...

The Only Way To Respond To A Boring Link

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.03.2014 | Comedy

Next time your friends sends you a long post on the Internet (how dare they), send along this song, set to the tune of "Amazing Grace," to show him or...

A Record Collector's Dream Come True

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Hundreds of vinyl-record aficionados descended on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Friday for a rare sale of LP...

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

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...

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.

How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

Music consumers helped digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death, and kept vinyl spinning in 2012, according to a y...

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 recor...

The Case for Vinyl

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

There's nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed -- you don't get that with vinyl. It's one of the purest ways to listen to music.

Vinyl Artist On The LP Too Sacred To Paint

Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts

The thought of paint layered on a precious vinyl record is probably enough to make die-hard collectors cringe. But fear not, album aficionados, vinyl ...

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 177

Doug Schulkind | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

The quintet of offerings in today's Motherlode are all new to me, and judging by the dearth of information available online, they will be new to most readers, too.

Another Chef's Blog About Something

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.11.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.

A Shift in Music

Jake Shears | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jake Shears

There's clearly a shift in the way people are buying music now and I can't help but think about how that affects me as an artist.

Record Store Day 2012

Amber DeGrace | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Amber DeGrace

Vinyl. You either get it or you don't. If you do, get out there and participate on Record Store Day! Grab some good stuff, take it home, and enjoy listening to your bounty.

Israeli Photographer Takes Classic Paintings For A Spin

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

Israeli photographer Tamir Sher decided to use his old record player to remix the classics. Except instead of taking an old Zeppelin LP for a spin, he...

Celebrity Collector: Alan Swyer

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.03.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I caught up with Alan Swyer, producer of films such as The Buddy Holly Story, HBO's award-winning Rebound, and the TV series everyone loved to drool over, Baywatch. He explained to me how he often takes a walk down memory lane, one song at a time...

Attention Vinyl Lovers: DC Record Fair Set For Sunday

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C.-area residents will have an opportunity to expand their vinyl collections on Sunday. After two recent fairs at Artisphere in Rossyl...

Are You A Fan Of Electronic Music? Listen To How It All Started

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Even if you don't know who Daphne Oram is, you probably hear her influence in the music you listen to. Oram, one of the early pioneers of electron...

Retro Music Apps Aren't Just a Novelty (for iPhone and iPad)

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones may not be the best-sounding portable devices we've ever heard but they can pull crazy stunts like pretending to be a cassette player, vinyl turntable, or boombox.

Nick Mason: Pink Floyd Ready to Empty the Vaults

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Pink Floyd fans are about to shine on like crazy diamonds. The iconic English psyh rock group is about to empty the vaults on rare and live tracks as part of a massive campaign their music company EMI are about to launch.