Music on Vinyl A Retro Trend

Yes, I said music on vinyl, a record, an LP, Single, 33 1/3, 45 RPM, maybe even a 78 RPM , a round disk with grooves on it.

Vintage Vinyl
Vintage Vinyl

Music and vinyl had shared a long relationship in the past, however, with when the digital domain came about the CD took it place and now if you have a computer or cellphone you have instanst access to music. As a long term audiophile I still om occasion like to get out an old vinyl record and place it on my vintage turntable for a trip down memory lane. I was elated to discover a company in England that has embraced the production of vinyl records. The Vinyl Factory took over an old EMI production facility and is currently producing vinyl.

Here is an excerpt from their “About Us” page:
The Vinyl Factory Ltd was established in 2001 as a music and arts enterprise. The company now provides a range of services to the music and creative industries: These include studio facilities (TV and audio), design, manufacturing, distribution (physical and digital), retail (physical shop and on-line), marketing, publishing, workspace and professional services.

The company curates and promotes exhibitions, provides and manages event spaces, publishes FACT magazine both bimonthly and on-line (, owns Phonica Records, London’s leading record shop in Soho London ( and Portalspace Records ( & Vinyl Factory Australia ( which provides vinyl record manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment). In addition the company acts as a record label (both independently as Vinyl Factory and in joint ventures) and provides funding through various vehicles for independent bands and labels.

Recent joint ventures include Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz and Blur), Primal Scream and the Pet Shop Boys. The resulting art/music products are sold through galleries, events and directly through the Vinyl Factory Editions Shop


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