Disc Makers Goes Back to Its Vinyl Roots

The market for vinyl records is growing by leaps and bounds — 35% per year for the last five years, despite a continued decline in total recorded music sales revenue. Due to vinyl’s niche status and strong growth, production capacity has lagged behind, leading musicians and labels to turn to pressing plants as far away as Eastern Europe to get their records pressed. And even with months-long waiting times, artists sometimes receive vinyl test pressings, only to discover they are not up to snuff. Enter - or, more accurately, re-enter - Disc Makers, the pioneers of vinyl record production for indie artists, the trusted one-stop manufacturing shop for any format in which a musician wants to release their music. Returning to equipment the company sold off two decades ago, Disc Makers is now offering high-quality 7 and 12 inch vinyl records in a rainbow of colors, two different weights, and a variety of record jacket packaging. “It’s not back to the future from our perspective; it’s forward to the past,” remarks Disc Makers CEO Tony van Veen. Back in the 1970s and early ‘80s, when musicians wanted to put out their own vinyl record, they had to order the various…

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