COVID-19 may be leading to increased streaming in Japan

According to a new survey, Japan’s transition from CD and downloads to streaming may have increased substancially due to COVID-19. CDs are still the favourite format of Japan, but streaming is quickly becoming more relevant,…

How to cut your music on to vinyl

If you want a physical copy of your music, you can get it pressed onto a vinyl record. Traditional pressing plants can only handle large runs, generally over 500 copies. One Cut Vinyl specialise in…

Physical music in the UK see sales half during coronavirus lockdown

While online music and video streaming platforms boom in popularity during quarantine, closure of physical record stores has lead to a steep decline in physical music sales. Recent reports suggest sales of physical music have…

1 man now owns Murfie’s collection of nearly a million personal CDs and vinyl

Customers who entrusted their music with Murfies can breathe a sigh of relief that the bankrupt company’s assets have been bought. Last year the Wisconsin based company shut its doors and didn’t reveal to it’s…

UK music at it’s highest point since 2006

The surge in music streaming popularity has overtaken a 10+ year dip in music sales and reinvigorated the UK music industry to it’s highest point in 14 years. British music started declining in after 2006…

Lets use ocean plastic to make vinyl records

Pollution becomes a bigger issue every single day and with that comes more solutions, like the very first vinyl record made from plastic in the ocean. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. That’s the holy trinity for…

If a vinyl record was LSD, it would be this (video)

What’s your most prized record in your vinyl collection? Maybe it’s a coloured record, or perhaps it’s in a unique shape. But does it make you trip? This amazing record has an optical illusion that…

Bandcamp are pressing vinyls for artists and labels now

Bandcamp’s platform for independent artists and labels is getting a bit more physical with a new vinyl pressing service. Bandcamp provides a streaming platform and digital store for artists and labels to easily share their…

4 free plugins that will transform your music

Plugins help you transform your music and sounds. Having a good collection of plugins on hand to enhance your music will take your production to the next level. Here are 4 of the best ones…

On this day 70 years ago Columbia Records launched 33⅓ vinyl

On this day, June 21st, in 1948, Columbia Records launched their new vinyl disc which played at thirty-three and a third RPM – changing records forever. Columbia Records launched a vinyl revolution that is still…