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For the Love of Grooves: Top 15 most expensive vinyl records bought by fans

In this article, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of high-priced vinyl, counting down the top 15 most expensive records ever bought by fans. From iconic Radiohead pressings to one-of-a-kind masterpieces, prepare to be amazed by the staggering sums collectors have shelled out for these prized possessions! #1. DEATH GRIPS – EXMILITARY Record: 2011 Release […]

50 albums of 2023 with the most creative vinyl records

2023 sure didn’t disappoint when it came to dropping some killer tunes, and they’re released in creative vinyl records to boot! I mean, seriously, the sheer volume of releases last year was wild! So we did all of us a favor.  We rounded up the top 50 albums that rocked our world in 2023. [ […]

Grammy 2024 nominees best recording package

The 66th Grammy Awards for Best Recording Package were: The Art Of Forgetting (Caroline Rose) Cadenza 21′ Hsing-Hui Cheng, art director (Ensemble Cadenza 21′) Electrophonic Chronic Perry Shall, art director (The Arcs) Gravity Falls Iam8bit, art director (Brad Breeck) Migration Chang Yu Chung, Li Jheng Han & Yu Wei, art director (Leaf Yeh) The Best […]

19 Scratch-and-Sniff Albums that made a mark

If you want to surprise your fans, why don’t you give them scented albums! Scratch and sniff albums are a unique and fun way to experience music. By adding the olfactory dimension, artists can create a more immersive and engaging listening experience. Here’s a list of 19 scratch-and-sniff albums that have truly made a mark […]

Top 40 best-selling vinyl albums of 2023 so far

You might have thought “Nah, vinyl’s just a fad”. We thought the same way, too. But now we’ve got a list of best selling vinyl albums. We’re very much surprised that vinyl is still alive and kicking up to this day. In fact, this year, vinyl sales rose 13.2% in the first nine months. As […]

10 Essential tips for pre-selling your vinyl

Pre-selling your vinyl album is an art form in itself—a dance between generating excitement and managing the logistics of production. It involves careful planning, smart marketing, and a deep understanding of your audience. So how do you do it right? These ten essential tips will guide you through the intricacies of setting up your vinyl […]

Indie Artists who’ve released 7-inch vinyl singles

Before an actual album is released, artists pre-release tracks from their album. Some of them get a bit adventurious and release them on 7-inch vinyl singles. It’s like a test of how much fans would be willing to buy their music in an expensive format. This means that if their 7-inch vinyl records is not […]

Vinyl pressing: DMM versus lacquer cutting

If you’re pressing vinyl records, cutting your master is probably the most crucial (and most expensive!) step, so it’s wise of you to research your vinyl cutting options: DMM vs lacquer. And while in general, we don’t recommend one over the other (it all depends on the particular recording), I’ll give you a rundown on […]

Vinyl pressing: LOUD CUT vs SAFE CUT? —Which one should you choose?

One of the most important steps in vinyl manufacturing is the cutting of your vinyl-mastered audio onto a disc to create your album’s or single’s master. In this article, we will be talking about the two different cuts available for Direct Metal mastering (DMM). There are several of these cuts, but we’ll be focusing on […]

Wondering why your vinyl records are taking so long?

If you’ve never had a vinyl pressed until now, you might get shocked by how long the turnaround time is—usually it’s 8-12 weeks. And there are even times when the pressing plants ship your vinyl records later than the expected time. This might frustrate you, especially if you’re close to your album release date… so […]