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I think there are two more important issues. One is the high cost of LPs,
many retailing for $25 or $30 or more. Younger people may buy a few titles
to go with the Crosley player they got for their birthday, but they can't
keep buying at those prices.

The other is the glut of titles which don't really need to be on vinyl: new
artists who mainly sell or stream digitally but want the cachet of a vinyl
release. I've heard store owners complain about Record Store Day requiring
them to buy boxes of new artist vinyl that winds up sitting in bins,
unsellable.

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for sending that link - it looks like Michael Fremer's web site is
> the source of info for both articles.
>
> Cutting vinyl from digital files is really the P.T. Barnum approach to
> selling records. Fortunately, there are reputable audiophile companies that
> are cutting records from original tapes. Analogue Productions is one of
> them, and there are others. It figures that the major record companies, who
> care about nothing other than the next cash cow, are the ones using digital
> masters.
>
> Best,
> Gary
>
> ____________________________
>
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
>
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Crosthwait
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 1:38 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Vinyl Sales DOWN - why? See interesting WSJ
> article today
>
> A similar article is here:
>
> https://www.channelnews.com.au/vinyl-sales-slump-quality-blamed/ <
> https://www.channelnews.com.au/vinyl-sales-slump-quality-blamed/>
>
>
> David Crosthwait
> DC Video
> www.dcvideo.com
>
> > On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Tell us a little about what the subscribers' article says...
> >
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson
> > Intuitive Audio
> > 415-883-2689
> >
> > On Jul 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Steve Ramm <00000008ff291ba8-dmarc-
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> _Why  Vinyl's Boom Is Over - WSJ_
> >> (https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-vinyls-boom-is-over-1500721202)
> >>
> >>
> >> Steve Ramm
> >>
>