[Article] Vinyl demand is so high, a record label opened its own factory to keep up

Vinyl’s resurgance is a cause for celebration. I’m even considering investing in an audiophile-quality turntable to enjoy choice slabs of plastic on cold nights like this evening’s (okay, by California standards!).

Endgadget reports that Fat Possum Records has decided to invest in their own plant to satisfy demand. From the article:

Jack White and his Third Man Records imprint aren’t the only ones benefiting from the vinyl boom. Oxford, Mississippi-based Fat Possum Records took matters into its own hands, building a pressing plant to meet the demands of its avid collectors. After using other record makers and encountering issues with backorders and the headache of international shipping, founder Matthew Johnson (with a hand from others) bought used equipment and set up shop in Memphis. The plant is modest compared to other more established operations, but with the new setup, the goal is to crank out 13,000 to 14,000 records a day — plus it’ll keep everything in-house. Fat Possum’s vinyl releases include LPs from Modest Mouse and Waylon Jennings. If you’ll recall, White’s Lazaretto is the best-selling vinyl release in two decades, serving as more evidence that the classic format refuses to die.

These are wonderful days to be a vinyl junkie.

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