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Record Store Day 2018: Willie Colon’s Classic ‘The Big Break – La Gran Fuga’ Gets Vinyl Reissue

Record Store Day 2018 has something for everyone, including a special reissuing of Willie Colón‘s landmark Wanted by the FBI: The Big Break – La Gran Fuga, an LP that…

Hard Rock Launches Music Program Dedicated To Preserving Vinyl Culture

A late ’80s baby, I experienced in my tween years the magic of physically going to a music store and hand-picking a choice record, be it on cassette tape, CD and—yes…

Elton John ‘s ‘17.11.70+’ Live Album Is Being Reissued For Record Store Day 2017

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, Elton John had the opportunity to choose his favorite live concert for a special reissued vinyl release. The…

How An All-Woman Brazilian Sound System Is Keeping Vinyl Culture Alive

In Brazil (and all around the world), sound systems—collectives typically consisting of DJs, engineers and MCs playing music deeply rooted in reggae—are male-dominated…

Billboard Corrects Urban Outfitters’ Claim About Being ‘Vinyl Kings’

In a much-circulated story this week, clothing chain Urban Outfitters took a victory lap for their robust LP sales, which chief administrative officer Calvin Hollinger…