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Is Mainstream Appetite For Vinyl Bad For Electronic Music?

Outwardly, the vinyl industry is booming. In 2015, the production and sale of vinyl skyrocketed, more efficient record-pressing machines entered the market, and turntables topped Amazon’s list of most-sold home stereo equipment. But it’s no surprise that mainstream demand has made problems for independent electronic-music labels, as major labels with greater buying power eat up pressing plants’ time and resources. In a new article, Thump explores how demand exceeding supply is not necessarily a reflection of a healthy infrastructure. See what in-the-know pressing and distribution agents had to say here.