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VINYL IS GOING HOCKEY STICK

By on December 16, 2014 in Articles
VINYL IS GOING HOCKEY STICK

After all these years of musical device progression, it’s really no wonder that vinyl is still the best. Sounds better, looks better, feels better, everything about vinyl is magic! It may be in the way that sound waves are etched into grooves of polyvinyl chloride, or it may be the way those ol’ dusty records […]

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How Vinyl Records Are Made

By on December 1, 2014 in Articles

Here’s a great video we found demystifying the entire process of how vinyl records are made. Enjoy!

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Mountain Express coverage of the Feedbands Farm

By on September 9, 2014 in Articles

Asheville’s own Mountain Express has picked up the story of Feedbands and our organic farm where member artists are welcome to spend the night for free and eat the food we are growing. From the article: “For now, Feedbands will continue to bring unique, independent music to the fore. The company has put out about […]

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Record Accessories

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles

Below you will find a list of sources that deals in various record accessories. Each item will be followed by the list of dealers. It is advised that you compare prices and terms. Some of these sites require a minimum purchase and shipping may be expensive, especially if the vendor is overseas. The Record Collectors […]

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Golden anniversary finds 45s highly collectible

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles
Golden anniversary finds 45s highly collectible

Fifty years ago a combination of corporate rivalry and spite resulted in the introduction of the 45-rpm record format.Today nearly everything produced on the 45-rpm format is becoming more collectible by the day, says Tim Neely, an authority on record collecting and the author of the Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records. “Part of that […]

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Are still-sealed records worth a premium?

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles
Are still-sealed records worth a premium?

Is a record album still sealed in its original protective wrapping worth a premium over a comparable opened copy?Apparently it made a difference for one rare album in a recent auction.A copy of The Beatles’ Yesterday and Today album with the “butcher” cover and still sealed in its original packaging sold for $38,500 in a recent auction […]

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Selling your classical LP’s

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles

 International Classical Record Collector Winter 1998    Selling your classical LPs    A dealer’s-eye view of the market by Leslie Gerber I am sorry to do this, but I have to start off with bad news. If you have a large collection of classical LP records, it is probably worth less money than it was five years […]

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Safe Buying Tips

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles

 How can I avoid getting ripped-off when buying vinyl on the net? Answer to Frequently Asked Question: How can I avoid getting ripped off when buying vinyl on the net? — made possible by the contributions of the following rec.music.collecting.vinyl contributors: backtrac45@aol.com (Tim at BackTrac Records) doowoplvr@HUB.ofthe.Net (Paula, Oldie But a Goodie) VinylOnly@aol.com (Fred Walker) […]

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Blues top the chart with 78 rpm collectors

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles
Blues top the chart with 78 rpm collectors

Many people have a boxful of old 78 rpm records lying around the house, and in most cases, the box is worth more than the records. But there is one category of 78s that’s an exception — vintage blues.”What happened in the mid-90s is that a small number of older collectors either died or got […]

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Vinyl to CD: The public’s right of “Fair Use”

By on April 25, 2014 in Articles

 Understanding Your Rights: The Public’s Right of Fair Use What does the “fair use privilege” mean? Several important limitations to the author’s exclusive rights exist under copyright law to encourage citizens to fully and openly exchange and build upon information to increase the public’s knowledge. The most important limitation to the author’s exclusive rights is […]

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