Twenty years ago, vinyl records were thought to be dead. Now it's the most popular physical music format. Find out how from one of the world's leading experts on the vinyl comeback how such a retro phenomenon happened, defying all technological, economic and ecological logic in the digital age.
Larry Jaffee is the New York-based author of Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century (Rare Bird Books, Los Angeles, 2022, available via Amazon. Much of Jaffee's writing has focused on the music business for numerous publications including Billboard, Record Collector, Goldmine, and Rock's Backpages.
In 2017, Jaffee co-founded Making Vinyl as a B2B conference celebrating the global rebirth of vinyl manufacturing and serves as its conference director, producing successful events on both sides of the Atlantic in Detroit (2x); Berlin, Germany; Los Angeles, US; Nashville, US; Offenbach, Germany; Minneapolis, US; and now Haarlem (Netherlands).
Jaffee also currently teaches journalism at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey (US).
Date and time: Saturday, 30th of September, 12:30-13:30 CET
Venue: PHIL, Van Beinumzaal
Speaker: Larry Jaffee, co-founder of Making Vinyl & author of 'Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century'
Ticket info: This session is accessible for Vinyl Culture and Weekend Pass ticket holders, available here.
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