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Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Vinyl Record Industry

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Lengthy but well worth the read, from Stephen Judge of Schoolkids Records and Blurt magazine.

NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE VINYL RECORD INDUSTRY

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There’s unlimited supply
And there is no reason why
I tell you it was all a frame
They only did it ’cause of fame (—The Sex Pistols, “EMI”)

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The prices are starting to get out of control. I was at my local shop the other day and almost everything's $25-$35 for new releases now, with some deluxe reissues (like Heartbreaker) going for anywhere from $50 to $70+. I was about 50% vinyl, 40% digital, 10% CD in my purchasing habits for a while, now it's back to about 80% digital, 10% CD, 10% vinyl. Who can afford that?
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The really crazy thing is people charging 10, 15, even 20 for used copies of easy to find platinum selling albums from the 80's.
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sactochris wrote:The really crazy thing is people charging 10, 15, even 20 for used copies of easy to find platinum selling albums from the 80's.
I believe it's been posted here but before but there's a nice article on that here. I know most folks that sell used vinyl around here (Triangle region of NC) use Discogs as a pricing guide. Maybe that's the standard go-to across the board but I'm not paying through the nose for used records, no matter how good of shape they may be in. Lots of friends have turned to thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets instead as the prices are far more reasonable.
Once I switched over to CD's in the late 80's I'd still pick up the occasional used album on vinyl. In the early 00's I purchased some vinyl from Lost Highway from Tift Merritt and the Truckers. This was before Record Store Day but was sort of the beginning of the return of vinyl. Even since it's caught on again in recent years, I've purchased more stuff on CD than anything else, especially lately as the prices have dropped dramatically. That said, I love that vinyl has come back but as Stephen points out in his article, the industry is going to suck the fucking life out of it.
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Duke Silver wrote:The prices are starting to get out of control. I was at my local shop the other day and almost everything's $25-$35 for new releases now, with some deluxe reissues (like Heartbreaker) going for anywhere from $50 to $70+. I was about 50% vinyl, 40% digital, 10% CD in my purchasing habits for a while, now it's back to about 80% digital, 10% CD, 10% vinyl. Who can afford that?
once again, you can blame the major labels for fucking things up. you can still get copies of new LPs from labels like Drag City for under $20.


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Zip City wrote:Image
this is about the thousandth time i've seen this...

cost, sure.


but inconvenience? if putting a record on is somehow more work than playing a cd or a tape, you might have larger problems.

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tinnitus photography wrote:
Zip City wrote:Image
this is about the thousandth time i've seen this...

cost, sure.


but inconvenience? if putting a record on is somehow more work than playing a cd or a tape, you might have larger problems.
Cant play vinyl in the car or at work or at the gym or while jogging or.....
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Zip City wrote:
tinnitus photography wrote:
Zip City wrote:Image
this is about the thousandth time i've seen this...

cost, sure.


but inconvenience? if putting a record on is somehow more work than playing a cd or a tape, you might have larger problems.
Cant play vinyl in the car or at work or at the gym or while jogging or.....
are those guys in a car, or at work, at the gym, or jogging?

i mean, you realize that you can actually PLAY BOTH formats, depending on the location, right?

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First off,it's a joke, so settle down

Second, I get both sides of the vinyl thing, I just happen to fall into the "rarely sit at home in a room to listen to music" side
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my point is that it's not that effective a joke for the ubiquity of it.

the mp3 is great for certain things, but it definitely killed the concept of having a decent stereo, and people's expectations of what music on playback should sound like. hell, don't you work at a performance venue? isn't sound important?

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tinnitus photography wrote:my point is that it's not that effective a joke for the ubiquity of it.

the mp3 is great for certain things, but it definitely killed the concept of having a decent stereo, and people's expectations of what music on playback should sound like. hell, don't you work at a performance venue? isn't sound important?
Yes, and as such, you would never ever play vinyl at a performance venue :D
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yeah we saw it. congrats on posting it once again.


put us on ignore if you don't like it.

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