Vinyl Revival extravaganza

04 September 2023

Making Vinyl Europe set to rock Haarlem with unprecedented industry insights

Following its US success in early June 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Making Vinyl returns to Europe in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with a program tailored to the latest developments in vinyl record production. In an era when everyone thought vinyl was history, consumers of all ages have rekindled their love affair with this classic format. Making Vinyl Europe has orchestrated an assembly of the industry's crème de la crème, predominantly hailing from European nations, to explore the rapid expansion of the manufacturing industry. These experts have successfully kept pace with the unprecedented demand for vinyl records, proving that this format is anything but obsolete.

Making Vinyl Europe starts on Wednesday evening (27th) with a Meet & Greet networking event, continues the next two days day with two tracks of general and more technical sessions, as well as a tour of Record Industry, one of Europe's largest pressing plants. An opening panel features leading Dutch professionals, representing various sectors of the host country's vinyl value chain, including manufacturing services, raw materials suppliers, as well as retail and distribution.

Leading vinyl business experts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as far as New Zealand, will share knowledge and innovation on such hot topics, as sustainability, quality control, what recent European pressing plants learned in setting up their operations, and maximizing productivity in a rapidly expanding industry.

The latest statistics on the size of the vinyl market will be provided by the international music organization IFPI - presenting at Making Vinyl for the first time - and the research firm Futuresource, as well as Record Store Day Netherlands.

A panel discussion titled “Thank You Taylor Swift!” promises to illuminate how Gen Z and millennials have embraced vinyl for their listening pleasure, despite the ubiquity of music readily available on their mobile phones, thus promising a bright future for the industry.

Another session from leading sound engineers will correct misconceptions about why immersive Atmos sound mixes cannot technically end up on a vinyl record, while another will offer playback trends as seen from leading turntable cartridge provider Audio-Technica. While the conference program is designed to provide attendees with valuable knowledge and actionable insights, as always Making Vinyl offers unprecedented networking opportunities during session breaks for suppliers to meet their record label customers.

Making Vinyl Europe in Haarlem is not just an event; it's a testament to the vinyl resurgence, showcasing how this industry is spinning records into gold. Don't miss out on this vinyl revival extravaganza! Access to Making Vinyl is not included in the Haarlem Vinyl Festival tickets, register for Making Vinyl Europe at: For more details on the full program and individual sessions, please visit: