A new East London record fair will take place this weekend.
Taking place at Hackney venue, Oslo, the free record fair this Saturday (22nd) from 12 to 6PM.
Stalls at the fair include Next Door Records, Ninja Tune, Partisan Records, La Vida Es Un Mus, Tome Records, Third Man Records among others. There will also be live music from many of the stalls with Next Door Recordings holding a set from 1 to 2PM.
Vinyl sales in 2021 topped CDs in the United States for the first time in 30 years.
According to data from Billboard, 38% of all album sales in the country last year were in vinyl format, accounting for over 50% of all physical album sales. This marked the first time more vinyls were sold than CDs in the US since 1991.
A new pressing plant geared towards grassroots music, Press On Vinyl, is set to open in Middlesbrough in the coming months.
The company - headed by David Todd, Danny Lowe, and David Hynes - aims to support independent artists and labels, small-run releases, and musicians local to the plant in the North-East.
Taiwanese vinyl pressing plant Mobineko is launching a new express for limited runs of 25-100 records.
The Mobineko Express service promises to deliver pressings of limited releases in a four week turnaround time. The company claims it has spent the past few years designing a brand new press with the purpose of being fast and efficient for small pressing runs.
A statement from the company says: “With Express you get the exact same materials and quality control that you expect from Mobineko but orders are strictly limited to 100 or less.
Sales of vinyl records in the UK hit a 30-year high in 2021, according to new figures from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
The BPI's data shows that more than five million vinyl records were sold this year, an 8% increase on 2020's figures. It marks the 14th year in a row that the format has seen sales increase, with vinyl records making up 23% of all albums sold in 2021.
Japanese retailer Stokyo is releasing a new portable mixer and turntable set.
The Stokyo: Complete DJ Set is based on the Columbia GP3 portable turntable model, and includes pitch adjust functions, a crossfader and built-in speakers. Users will be able to play 7", 10" and 12" records with the product.
The turntable and mixer, which can be powered by battery or AC means, can also be purchased as separate items, in addition to the full set. It will go on sale sometime in 2022, and will retail for £475.
Secretly Group has revealed plans to become “carbon positive” within the next five years.
Science educator Sam Haynor has come up with a new way of listening to your vinyl records, curiously using your teeth.
As The Vinyl Factory reports, the tooth phonograph method allows you to listen to records by attaching the record needle to a wooden skewer and biting down. From there, vibrations will travel up into the teeth and jaw, allowing the music to resonate inside your head.
A new survey carried out by MRC Data has found that Gen Z (the newest generation, generally born between 1997 and 2012) music fans are purchasing more vinyl records than the millennial generation that came before them.
The survey of 4,041 people, aged 13 and over, which was carried out over the course of two weeks last month, found that 15% of Gen Z respondents said they had purchased vinyl in the past 12 months, compared with 11% of millennial respondents.