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A Salina company that already presses about a million vinyl records a year has acquired 13 vintage presses that the owner says will double production. The Salina Journal reports Chad Kassem, owner of Quality Record Pressings, says he found the presses in Chicago and persuaded the long-time owner to sell them. "People all over the world are freaking out, trying to locate presses anywhere," Kassem said. About 9.2 million vinyl albums were sold in the United States last year, up from 6.1 million...

Into It: Vinyl Records

Jun 12, 2012

Mark Foley explores the joys of vinyl. For the past decade, vinyl records have been making a comeback. Today, LPs are the fastest-growing medium for recorded music. One estimate of sales for last year is four million—impressive in an industry that has been shrinking since the early 1980s. Some of vinyl’s popularity is helped along by events such as Record Store Day, when old albums and singles are reissued in limited supply to independent sellers. Other artists choose to issue new material in...