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Vinyl Is Selling So Well That It’s Getting Hard to Sell Vinyl

Blog #40

Left for dead in the 1980s, vinyl records are now the music industry’s most popular and highest-grossing physical format. Getting them manufactured, however, is increasingly a challenge.
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-Within the Indianapolis office of Joyful Noise Recordings, a specialty label that caters to vinyl-loving fans of underground rock, is a corner that employees call the “lathe cave.”

-There sits a Presto 6N record lathe — a 1940s-vintage machine the size of a microwave that makes records by cutting a groove into a blank vinyl platter. Unlike most standard records, which are pressed by the hundreds or thousands, each lathe-cut disc must be created individually.

“It’s incredibly laborious,” said Karl Hofstetter, the label’s founder. “If a song is three minutes long, it takes three minutes to make every one.”

This ancient technology — scuffed and dinged, the lathe looks like something from a World War II submarine — is a key part of Joyful Noise’s strategy to survive the very surge of vinyl popularity the label has helped fuel. Left for dead with the advent of CDs in the 1980s, vinyl records are now the music industry’s most popular and highest-grossing physical format, with fans choosing it for collectibility, sound quality or simply the tactile experience of music in an age of digital ephemerality. After growing steadily for more than a decade, LP sales exploded during the pandemic.
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My 2 cents opinion:
(I hope my old vynil records gain in value, for its artwork, since their sound requires impecable condition, with no scratches on the vynil.) (Espero que ganen valor mis viejos discos de vinilo, por su arte, ya que su sonido requiere un estado impecable, sin rayones en el vinilo.)


*Read More *https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/arts/music/vinyl-records-delays.html?smid=url-share