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Panic!!! Vinyl shortages, empty record racks and increasing prices! Get buying now!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by robs, Sep 30, 2021.

  1. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

  2. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    Universal ( 50% + of all new music ) recently pre-booked next 5 years pressing capacity at all the big plants

    Music’s big names used to battle over the number one spot.
    Today, Ed Sheeran, Abba and Coldplay are fighting simply to get their new records into stores before christmas.
     
  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    You mean there'll be less Sheeran, Abba and Coldplay in the shops? Every cloud and all that...
     
  4. Spiderous

    Spiderous pfm Member

    If Ed Sheeran and Coldplay fail to get their records into stores, that's probably the best Christmas Present the nation could hope for.
     
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  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Stocks of Uncle Marchbanks' Olde Orignal Moustache Wax are rumoured to be running low too due to supply chain shortages of something or other. It really doesn't matter what. Just buy as much as you can right now. I suggest the special edition 1kg tin.
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

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  7. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    No turntable here, but just bought loads of records, just in case.

    Sorry if this means people who genuinely want them go without.
     
  8. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    TonyL, are you out of stock yet?
     
  9. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

  10. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Interesting article and fits in with what some friends who run record labels (Indies) have said. Quite salient that vinyl is a much bigger environmental problem than CD and the industry does need to find a solution if we're going to continue to enjoy the format. This looks interesting:
    https://deepgrooves.eu/ecofriendlyvinyl/
     
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  11. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    There's a good* article on Norman Records' site about the current state of vinyl pressing, plant delays and the big guys muscling the small ones out

    https://www.normanrecords.com/features/vinyl-pressing-delays?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly Update 30 September 2021&utm_content=Weekly Update 30 September 2021+CID_236d08ea6cfa8cb2a0b0b7a2e2088d16&utm_source=EmailMarketingSoftware&utm_term=Will investigates

    'Say your three-hundred run is next in line. If a Billy Joel octuple-LP boxset comes in (that is an actual thing that’s happening in the actual world by the way), your release will be put back simply because the Billy Joel release will make the plant more money. Newcombe opines that “there are five-hundred fans out there [...] for almost sixty percent of their god awful shit. They are pressing Robbie Williams albums that were never on vinyl; what is the market for that?”

    You’ve got to wonder how many artists are being pushed out in favour of money-spinners like ‘Rumours’ or that new ‘KID A MNESIA’ Radiohead release. Imagine a long line of traffic where, as you (in a tiny car) get nearer to the choke point, massive lorries keep skipping the line and cutting in again and again. I say; MAKE WAY FOR THE PEUGEOT 206, MY BROTHER!'

    *as in well-written, cos the news is shit.
     
  12. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    I have a few new releases on order and paid for, some not due till November, fingers crossed.
     
  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Does anyone under 40 but any physical media any more?
     
  14. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I'm not under 40, so I probably shouldn't be answering that question, but if I didn't buy physical media, I wouldn't bother with the hi-fi tbh. You're probably right about most of the younger sector in society though!
     
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    You’d think someone would learn how to build a record pressing machine!
     
  16. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    The under 40s generally don't buy hifi either, so that's consistent with your sentiment. All this stuff we value is likely to be impossible to give away in 20 years time. For every Rolex Submarine r and Porsche 911 RS there are a million Austin Maestros, Betamax videos and 1981 royal wedding teacups. So when are you getting ahead of the curve and buying them before they triple in price?
     
  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats


    you've got one option - shave the ugly f×cker off
     
  18. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    several hundred new pressing machines have been installed over the last few years in 100 new pressing plants
    anyone can press a record but it takes 12months to train staff to press without faults

    Picture disc - YouTube
     
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  19. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Plus shortages of lacquers, cutting lathe stylii etc.
     
  20. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    I’ve got nearly two thousand classical lps I rarely listen to but, oddly, they are a great sound barrier so I can listen to my few jazz albums without the semi- detached neighbours having a hissy fit
     

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