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Making Vinyl Conference Goes Virtual

The Making Vinyl industry conference goes virtual on December 8-9, showcasing a variety of new pro audio-related panels.

Making Vinyl VirtualNew York, NY (November 25, 2020)—Making Vinyl conferences have been making waves for the last few years, connecting players throughout the entire vinyl production and retailing chain. The latest edition will move online with Making Vinyl Virtual set to take place December 8-9, presenting a two-day line up of speakers and panels, ranging from top mastering engineers holding forth on the intricacies of their work, to renowned packaging designers, to pressing plant operators.

Among the confirmed speakers are mastering engineers Kevin Gray, Scott Hull, Clint Holley, Adam Gonsalves, JJ Golden, and Greg Reierson, who will trade notes on lacquer supplies and cutting trends. In a related session, cutting newcomer Robyn Raymond will share how she attended her first Making Vinyl in 2017 without knowing anyone and launched her career.

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Pressing plants Independent Record Pressing, Optimal, Furnace, Gotta Groove, Hand Drawn will hold forth on how to maintain quality control and run a lean operation; and hand-in-hand with that, indie labels speaking about vinyl production include Mute, Merge, Epitaph,  Secretly and Coleman.

If you’ve ever wondered how the decisions for what catalog releases get reissued—and how, not to mention on what label—a top choice may be to catch Universal Music VP of A&R Harry Weigner explaining that very process. Along with that, Rhino’s A&R, designer, packaging coordinator, and project manager will dissect the massive LP deluxe boxed set for The Stooges’ Fun House.

On the retail side, Record Store Day co-founder Carrie Colliton will give an update on how the three “Drops” and Black Friday fared; Urban Outfitters and Newbury Comics will discuss vinyl’s growth and special editions; and musician Jeffrey Lewis will share the real-world economics of touring with vinyl vs. CDs.

While speakers and panels are key components of the event, there will also be plenty of opportunities for one-on-one meetings, chat functionality for networking and more. Each day runs from 11 AM – 3 PM, and registration packages start at $95.00.

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