Galaxie 500 co-founder says indies suffering from vinyl boom
“We’re in the merch business now that we’ve been shut out of the record business,” Damon Krukowski noted.
October 24, 2022
Naked Record Club launches with sustainable vinyl focus
Vinyl sales are booming, but it's also good to see an uptick in the discussion and innovation around making the format more sustainable.
October 6, 2022
Michael Stipe and Beat Wolfe to sell first bioplastic 12″ record
REM’s Michael Stipe is collaborating with Beat Wolfe to release a split-12” record made of bioplastics instead of PVC.
August 31, 2022
ElasticStage raises £3.5m funding for on-demand vinyl tech
It claims to have a new technology for manufacturing vinyl that drastically cuts down on lead times and energy usage, among other benefits.
August 16, 2022
Evolution Music shows off its first bioplastic vinyl record
The resurgence of vinyl sales has been an exciting trend for the music industry, but it's come with some concerns around the environmental impact of vinyl production.
July 21, 2022
New-gen vinyl buyers are ‘serious, dedicated and valuable’
Research firm MusicWatch has been diving into its data on the new generation of vinyl buyers in the US: those born in 1989 or later.
July 20, 2022
Jack White urges majors to build vinyl pressing plants
The vinyl revival has proved to be a long-term trend rather than a short-lived blip, but that's causing increasingly long waiting lists.
March 15, 2022
US recorded music revenues grew 27% year-on-year in first half of 2021
Yes, you read that right: we haven’t missed out a decimal point from a modest 2.7% growth in US recorded music revenues. The year-on-year growth is 27% according to industry body the RIAA, which published its mid-year...
September 13, 2021
Music Ally Report:: Q3 2020 Edition
Our main feature focuses on TikTok’s eventful 2020 so far, from the deepening of its relationship with artists and the music industry to its tangles with the Trump administration, along with the rise of the short video...
October 26, 2020
Vinyl sales ‘expected to drop heavily’ says Vinyl Alliance
Industry body the Vinyl Alliance has been surveying its members about the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on their businesses. Spoiler: it’s not good. Its findings note that “even though many brick...
April 7, 2020
Sandbox issue 232: Music Marketing in Trigger Cities
Lead: This issue we have a special extended feature looking into the phenomenon of Trigger Cities. These are places outside of the obvious music markets that are now – due to streaming and how algorithms are fed – playing...
July 11, 2019
Bandcamp launches vinyl-pressing service for artists and labels
Bandcamp has launched a new vinyl-pressing service for independent artists and labels using its platform. Well, we say ‘launched’ – its official debut is later this year, but it was announced yesterday along with four...
April 18, 2019