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The Incredible Shrinking Record

The popularity of shorter EP releases continues to grow among artists, labels and fans

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As sales of physical music releases continue to decline, musicians and labels are rediscovering and embracing the advantages of issuing shorter EPs.   

Jack White, Bootleg Ring and Megadeath

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In March, according to Rolling Stone, Jack White celebrated his label Third Man Records’ third anniversary by giving away all of the label’s “Blue Series” singles on an “easy to play but impossible to hear” vinyl record designed to be “played” at 3 rpm.  

8 Tracks, Grammys and LCD Soundsystem

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The popularity of left-for-dead formats in some circles makes us wish we had saved that Sha Na Na flexi-disc that came with a box of Tide mom bought in 1977. Vinyl died and then was instantly reborn and had a cult following. A growing network of underground artists and tape buffs have resuscitated the cassette as a hip period-piece/music provider. And now the clunky 8-track tape is getting a second look.  

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