Continued: Making Vinyl Announces Virtual Awards Conference

For the fourth consecutive year, Making Vinyl is inviting submissions for a 16-category competition that recognizes the best in physical media packaging. The submissions process is entirely online and will be judged online by a panel of award-winning judges throughout the world.

The 2020 Packaging Awards will take place as a virtual conference taking place December 8-9, 2020.

Preliminary topics to be covered:

    • Smoothing demand and making turnaround predictable
    • The logistics involved in producing and selling vinyl exclusives
    • Applying lean efficiency principles to record pressing operations
    • Is the lacquer shortage real and are new suppliers on the horizon?
    • How Record Store Day retailers fared with the 3 “drops” and Black Friday
    • The need to establish Quality Control standards that the industry will adopt
    • Pinpointing where problems start in the process from mastering to pressing
    • Helping your customer succeed even with their unreasonable expectations
    • Creative decisions that makes the project cool but also can be profitable
    • Mastering/cutting engineers on the tricks of the trade and facing challenges
    • An artist’s analysis of touring with vinyl vs. CDs
    • Attention-grabbing LP packaging
    • Live plating session from a leading supplier
    • Demonstration and factory tour from PVC alternative
    • Update on availability of the new 10-inch crowd-funded cutting machine

Attendees of the Making Vinyl Virtual Event will:

  • Meet the right people: with 2 days of unlimited one-on-one meetings
  • Use the (video) chat-functionality to connect with peers & prospects
  • Meet new people with our unique networking carousel
  • Customize your profile for targeted networking
  • Connect with participants before, during, and after the event via our free conference app for participants
  • Get full access to world-class content, best practices, and market intelligence
  • Interactive workshops: join the conversation with industry experts
  • Virtual exhibition: Meet your next suppliers and discover the latest in vinyl record technology from some of the most influential companies in the world

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