It’s Now Official. Vinyl Is Back, and It’s Big Business

This New York Times piece takes a look at the recent resurgence in vinyl records, and how the old medium is doing big business in the ever-changing music retail world. Several recent releases from bands like Daft Punk, The National and Vampire Weekend have all sold well on vinyl in an era where CD sales are on decline. According to the story, about a dozen new vinyl pressing plants have been started recently around the country, and some are even having trouble keeping up with the demand. And it’s not just the records themselves that are forcing the industry to embrace analogue methods. Because the last new vinyl press was built back in 1982, refurbished used presses are in high demand. Several start-ups like Brooklyn Phono are solely dedicated to seeking out and restoring used presses …

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