Alexandra Starlight wanted to put her latest record out on vinyl, but she wanted it to stand out. With the help of rainbow glitter, it’s safe to say she succeeded.
It’s time to start making your Record Store Day list and checking it twice. Here’s the latest list of exclusive releases planned for 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch vinyl formats (including picture sleeves and picture discs) that will be offered for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013.
These days, it’s almost unthinkable to go see your favorite band in concert or hang out at a music festival without taking at least a little bit of the show home with you, be it a T-shirt or a baseball cap. But the items we see today in artists’ online shops and at their merch tables weren’t always so readily available, says Jacques van Gool of Backstage Auctions.
The familiar flat black platter has been creeping back into our lives for a few years now. “Vinyl never went away. it was the record companies that deserted it, believing they could make better margins out of CDs,” says Keith Jones of U.K. independent record label Fruits de Mer Records.
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones first stormed U.S. charts and countdowns in 1964. These days, their records are still large and in charge on our Market Watch countdown of the top online auction results. What other acts have joined them this time out?
Calling all collectors — and record store owners and reocrd labels: The clock is ticking for the arrival of Record Store Day 2013. What’s your game plan? Tell us about it!
If you were a British musical act trying to make it in America, you didn’t have a prayer until The Beatles broke. Here are some of the memorable picture sleeves of the eras.
Only 5,000 copies will be made of the 24-by-36-inch poster, which is printed on heavy paper and will be gratis at fully participating record stores in the U.S.
While many early female performers were teen idols or pop singers, plenty of others rocked every bit as hard as the boys. For those women who rock, we salute you with this edition of Picture Sleeve Archive.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are together again in a limited-edition, screen-printed collection based on the animation art from The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”