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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vinyl Record Day


Vinyl Record Day is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (C) 3 organization for people who love vinyl phonograph records.

Vinyl Record Day
is celebrated annually on August 12th - the day Edison invented the phonograph in 1877.

Vinyl Record Day
is dedicated to preserving the cultural influence, recordings, and cover art of vinyl records.

Vinyl Record Day
promotes the future of vinyl as a storage medium technology for recorded music.

Vinyl Record Day
supports independent used record stores and indie retailers of vinyl-based music.

Don't laugh folks, this is a serious trend. I recently visited Barns and Noble and was pleasantly surprised to find band new vinyl LPs on display in the music section. Of course, audio compact disks still out number phonograph records, but the counter-revolution in retail music seems to be taking hold.

The future of CDs looks grim for many reasons. Old fashioned phonograph records are making a come back, in a big way.