The first B2B conference dedicated to the rebirth of the global vinyl manufacturing business is coming to Detroit on Nov. 6-7 at the Cadillac Book Westin. Including representatives of the world’s leading pressing plants, equipment suppliers, record labels, packagers and stereo manufacturers – will now for the first time, have the opportunity to come together to compare notes on this industry comeback. Online registration closes on Nov. 1
In addition, Jack White will honor ‘Making Vinyl’ with his presence on Nov. 6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel as the keynote speaker, capping a full day of sessions of experts discussing all aspects of the rebirth of the global record manufacturing industry.
White joins fellow keynoters Darryl (“DMC”) McDaniels of the pioneering rap group RUN-DMC and Michael Kurtz, co-founder of the 10-year-old Record Store Day (RSD) widely acknowledged as the catalyst that fuelled vinyl’s resurgence. RSD is a conference partner in Making Vinyl, which is produced by Colonial Purchasing Co-op, a buying group of media manufacturers.
White’s Third Man Pressing (TMP) is also ‘Making Vinyl’s’ hometown sponsor and all delegates will have the opportunity to tour the new vinyl factory, which opened in February, on the afternoon of Nov. 7. Additionally, TMP technicians will be on various ‘Making Vinyl’ panels.
“Making Vinyl is bringing together in Detroit a who’s who of the greatest record industry minds all along the global vinyl value chain,” comments Larry Jaffee, Making Vinyl conference chairman. “The conference program reflects everyone from the existing and new pressing plants that sprung up to meet the new demand to the mastering facilities and lathe cutters to the PVC manufacturers, plater/stamper makers, as well as record labels and indie retailers.”
To register for Making Vinyl, visit makingvinyl.com/
For general information about Record Store Day, including a Black Friday FAQ and participating stores, please visit recordstoreday.com