Vinyl demand is so excessive, a report label opened its personal manufacturing unit to maintain up

Vinyl demand is so high, a record label opened its own factory to keep up

Jack White and his Third Man Data imprint aren’t the one ones benefiting from the vinyl growth. Oxford, Mississippi-based mostly Fats Possum Data took issues into its personal arms, constructing a urgent plant to satisfy the calls for of its avid collectors. After utilizing different document makers and encountering points with backorders and the headache of worldwide delivery, founder Matthew Johnson (with a hand from others) purchased used gear and arrange store in Memphis. The plant is modest in comparison with different extra established operations, however with the brand new setup, the aim is to crank out thirteen,000 to 14,000 data a day — plus it’s going to hold all the things in-home. Fats Possum’s vinyl releases embrace LPs from Modest Mouse and Waylon Jennings. In the event you’ll recall, White’s Lazaretto is the perfect-promoting vinyl launch in 20 years, serving as extra proof that the basic format refuses to die.

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