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Contest: Win a copy of ‘Vinyl’ on DVD!

Posted by on June 9, 2016

  When HBO announced that they were partnering with Martin Scorsese and Boardwalk Empire producer Terence Winter for a series about the New York music industry in the seamy underbelly of the ’70s, we were instantly excited. Vinyl, which debuted back in February, viewed the industry through the eyes of Richie Finestra (Boardwalk‘s Bobby Cannavale), the coked-up head […]

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Remember When: Toothgrinder’s Wills Weller appeared in ‘Vinyl’? He does! [Exclusive]

Posted by on March 29, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Vinyl making more money than ad-supported streaming is

Posted by on September 29, 2015

As you can see by looking at our weekly Metal by Numbers columns, record sales aren’t what they used to be. Thankfully, metal is still selling, and with a chart like last week’s, its’ still selling well. Hell, to some, physical media is dead, and we’re living entirely in a streaming economy now. And while […]

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HBO offers teaser of Scorsese, Mick Jagger’s ‘Vinyl’

Posted by on August 6, 2015

If there’s one person that’s successfully made a career out of portraying the seamy underbelly of New York City in the ’70s and ’80s, it’s Martin Scorsese. Now he’s teamed up with Mick Jagger and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter to create Vinyl, a 10-part series coming to HBO in 2016. Vinyl is about the music business in the […]

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Today in record biz: Pornhub launches label, Urban Outfitters sells tons of vinyl

Posted by on September 25, 2014

With the music industry continuing to mutate and adjust to biz in 2014, it’s a slightly uncommon occurrence to see a new label launch that isn’t one directly by an artist. However, today it was officially announced that there’s a new label being started by an existing company that you might be pretty familiar with […]

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These vinyl skulls are the coolest art we’ve seen today

Posted by on August 28, 2013

Artist Ted Riederer is giving new meaning to the phrase “face-melting metal.” For his series “Primal Sound,” the artist formed skull figures by melting records around a skull mold, leaving the labels intact. The result is a haunting display of music on the brain, something any devoted metalhead can relate to. The formations almost serve as […]

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Torche Streaming New Track “Leather Feather”

Posted by on July 2, 2013

Yes, that is a picture of a hummingbird in bondage gear and a bumblebee flower codpiece poking someone in the ear. But if anyone can get away using that as the image on a single it’s Florida sludge group Torche. The new track “Leather Feather”, a B-Side to the 7′” single for “Keep Up” is […]

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Vinyl Sales Experience Big Increase

Posted by on May 19, 2011

The Nielsen Wire’s latest report on music sales has a lot of positive news for the industry. Digital and track sales have been experiencing dramatic growth since the beginning of 2011, while this past year’s Record Store Day was unarguably the most successful out of its four year history. But what is probably the nicest […]

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‘New York Times’ Article Stupidly Associates Vinyl Boost With Gaming

Posted by on December 9, 2009

To be fair, the following quote is attributed to a Best Buy salesman, who should be the last authority on the subject, but its context seems to imply the Old Gray Lady buys it: He suggested that video games deserved some credit for the resurgence of interest in vinyl albums and turntables. Popular games like […]

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