Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

short post today, watching my 2 year old grandson, he's so cute, but devilish at times :O)

i am sure we will hear and read much more about this, but from first glance (and the list of labels that are involved) looks like the UK is screwed.....

Independent record labels fear ruinous stock loss in London riots fire

Stock to be distributed by Pias Group feared destroyed in blaze at Sony warehouse in Enfield

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Tim Jonze and Helienne Lindvall

Numerous independent record labels fear they have lost a catastrophic amount of stock in a fire at a distribution warehouse in north London during the riots in the capital on Monday night. A three-storey, 20,000 square-metre building in Enfield, owned by Sony DADC and holding stock to be distributed by the Pias Group, was burned to the ground.

The fire will potentially impact labels such as Domino, as well as film production companies with DVD stock. Pias is the UK's largest independent sales, marketing and distribution company.

Other labels that may be affected include 4AD, Warp and Beggars Banquet. Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills confirmed his group had stock at the site, but told Music Week that he and other larger labels would be less affected by the disaster than smaller counterparts because they carried stock in other locations. Nevertheless, Mills called the latest setback for the indie sector "horrible, horrible" and added that many labels would also now face manufacturing issues to replenish destroyed stock.

Read the rest of this sad story at guardian.co.uk


Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 08/06/2011

Fairly tight wallets last week caused some typical $5k+ sellers like the Martsy Bach set and the Heartsman private funk LP to sell at bargain prices. Or, it's the end of the world. But we've been here before in the past few years, and this seems to be the most stable and resilient of collectible markets. Great music and ample IQ's tend to go together. No panic necessary. Put down the canned goods.

1. LP - Johanna Martzy "Bach: The unaccompanied Violin Sonatas" Columbia Box set UK - $3,999.00

2. LP - John Heartsman And Circles "Music Of My Heart" Private - $3,516.00

3. 78 - Billy "Boy" Arnold "Hello Stranger" / "I Ain't Got No Money" Cool 4064 - $3,383.33

4. LP - John Lennon "Two Virgins" Mono UK Pressing - $3,262.40

5. LP - Pink Floyd "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" Colubmia Blue Pressing - $2,500.00

More on this week's Top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.