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Seems like every couple years a vinyl comeback article makes the rounds, maybe it’s really going to happen! -

From college dorm rooms to high school sleepovers, an all-but-extinct music medium has been showing up lately. And we don’t mean CDs. Vinyl records, especially the full-length LPs that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and ’70s, are suddenly cool again. Some of the new fans are baby boomers nostalgic for their youth. But to the surprise and delight of music executives, increasing numbers of the iPod generation are also purchasing turntables (or dusting off Dad’s), buying long-playing vinyl records and giving them a spin…

…Big players are starting to take notice too. “It’s not a significant part of our business, but there is enough there for me to take someone and have half their time devoted to making vinyl a real business,” says John Esposito, president and CEO of WEA Corp., the U.S. distribution company of Warner Music Group, which posted a 30% increase in LP sales last year

Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back – TIME – Link.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. screaminscott says:

    While we’re at it, lets cook food on a spit in the fireplace, go to the bathroom in a hole in the ground, and ride out horse into town.

    There’s a reason the old ways fall out of favor. It’s because the new ways are faster, more convenient, cheaper, etc.

    Records are only a novelty anymore.

  2. dnny says:

    take a look on this gramophone recorder Gigs Gieskes has made:

    http://gieskes.nl/gramophonerecorder/

  3. Raphihell says:

    I think the reason that vinyl is coming back is because of the vinyl with mp3 download option. There is even a new company that will make those download coupons for ANYTHING-
    http://www.posterdisc.com

    That means not just 7inches and LP’s but t-shirts or whatever. who says the album art has to based around protecting the “media”..!

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