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The ARC Music Library Needs YOUR Help!

New York City's ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) is a cultural treasure packed with actual treasures. Inside the walls of this not-for-profit private research library in TriBeCa are 3 million physical audio...

Strong Vinyl Resurgence Continues During 2018

By Jack B. Stephens During 2018, I have covered many stories about music including the popular series “Sounds of the 1960s: Garage Bands and Rock”, “The Anniversary of the Vinyl LP”,...

BBC said WHAT about Bowie?!

“At the time, the BBC famously rejected the singer, saying he was a “cockney chap but not outstanding enough” and “devoid of personality.” If you didn’t...
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How much of our music taste is influenced by technology?

Streaming music is not how most cassette, vinyl, and CD people listen to their favorite songs. However, the article below about how we are influenced by technology as to what music we...

Bags Unlimited products that are FREE!?

ALL NEW FREE GIFTS with purchase of $35.00. Alvin Metal Cutter Comes with a fully retractable snap blade anda...

Path to Record Store Day: Part 2

In my last article, we discussed how Record Store Day originated as well as the differing thoughts and concerns surrounding it. The main Record Store Day is held...

What’s the best way to store your 45s?

If you are looking for a way to store your 45s for an inexpensive way to display your favorite 45 rpm records that are in picture sleeves or jackets, we might have the solution...
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So, you want to collect records?

Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of her Bop Shop series! Articles about Bop Shop, Needledrop and Record Store Events So, you’ve decided you are going to take on the great task of record collecting. Good for...
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Exploring Rochester’s Vinyl Scene: Bop Shop Part 2

Owner: Tom Kohn  Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY Part 1 In our quest to bring you the most accurate and applicable information concerning vinyl records, we reached out once again to Tom from Bop Shop Records.  Tom...

The Path to Record Store Day: Part 1

More articles by Jack B. Stephens Record Store Day began in 2008 and is an annual event held on a Saturday in April. In many ways, it can be considered as occurring twice a year...

Audio Collection Protection Tips

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One of the big things we learned from The Making Vinyl Conference this year is how much record manufacturers are looking for less wasteful forms of packaging their product, less environmentally harmful. In this article on The History of the Longbox, Tedium states; “Paper manufacturers and plastic producers each wanted their materials to be used for cassette casing, because...

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