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A very brief history of vinyl records (from invention to recent comeback)

Vinyl record is one of the most beloved physical audio formats to ever grace the Earth with its presence. Many people have been collecting them for decades while more are falling in love with them. Enough that a so-called “comeback” ...
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/ James Hill
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15 Die Cut Music Packaging Designs

The only it's still worth it to buy music on physical format is when it's with a beautiful music packaging design. And few things are prettier than a die-cut packaging whether it's for CD packaging or vinyl packaging. Here are ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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11 Reasons You Should Press Vinyl Now (and Not later!)

We're almost back to normal so if you're a musician and you're wondering if you should press vinyl records already. The answer is...you should have done it YESTERDAY! I know why you're worried. The cost of the format is one of ...
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/ James Hill
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NEWS: 94% growth for vinyl record sales in 2021!

We are halfway through the second half of the year and things in the music industry are doing great so far. There has been a stream of 2021 mid-year reports released and shared by organizations and businesses. Though 2020 was ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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There’s a vinyl record worth $354,000! (Or why you should sell records now if you’re a musician)

If you think vinyl records are expensive, As a musician, you might think twice about releasing your album on vinyl record because of the rather expensive price tag of vinyl record pressing. But you might want to give it a shot ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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Album Releases That Are Even More Awesome with Cassettes

Cassette tapes may seem like antique pieces from 30-ish years ago. We thought we'd never get to see or buy cassette tapes once CDs took over but fast forward to today and they're still around. And we're not talking about ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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50 Movie & TV Show Collection Box Sets with Fancy DVD Packaging

Do you still own DVDs? If you just saw these awesome DVD packaging, you'd want to buy them all even if you don't have a DVD player anymore! Not only will they make your shelf look good, but you can ...
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/ James Hill
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10 steps to order custom vinyl record in 100 units

Due to its high demand from collectors and fans, artists—both independent and signed—have been releasing singles and albums on vinyl records. This impact from the vinyl comeback has been a blessing for many, however, some found it burdensome. We all ...
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/ James Hill
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10 Music USB Flash Drive Albums That Look Like Real Cassette Tapes

Now that CD sales are slowly declining, artists are either releasing in savvy vinyl records or in USB music flash drives.  What's awesome about USB Music flash drives is that you can customize them in almost any way you want! ...
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/ Jon Ashford
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5 things to avoid when you release custom vinyl records for the first time

Releasing a vinyl record album for the first time can be quite nerve-wracking. The idea of doing all the planning, recording, mastering, designing artwork, and marketing the thing like crazy can give you a light headache even you start your ...
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/ Jon Ashford