Important read if you’re an Indie artist considering vinyl… From the Trichordist blog site.
There’s a romanticism about vinyl, and we share that enthusiasm of the format for obvious reasons. However it should be noted that the romanticism that surrounds vinyl, is largely that- romanticism. Below we’ve assembled a number of recent editorials and reports about the state of vinyl production to shed some light and much needed perspective on this subject.
There several important take-a-ways from our friends who are on the front lines of vinyl production that are also noted in the reports below.
1) Vinyl revenues are grossing more than free streaming receivables. This sounds impressive at first but said another way it means that free streaming is just not generating a lot of revenue in the aggregate of the total business (not a surprise, free streaming is a big problem).
Second, and more sadly is the fact that vinyl production is very expensive and miscalculations on selecting a title or…
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