I remember walking into a friend’s house 3 years back, the smell of aged wood and the sight of colorful album covers catching my attention. There, in the corner of the room, stood a turntable, with an eye-catching finish and minimal look. But let me tell you it wasn’t just playing music; it was commanding […]
It’s International Reggae Day (IRD)! Reggae music fans across the globe are getting ready to honor and celebrate the authentic foundation and legacy of this influential Jamaican music genre. IRD is a 24-hour annual global festival held on July 1 in Kingston, Jamaica where artists, locals and foreigners unite to amplify the unique creativity of […]
Could you imagine a world without music? What would life be like? Today, all music is in the air. Celebrated every June 21 in over 120 countries, World Music Day appreciates music in all its forms and recognizes its important impact on the lives and mental health of individuals across the globe. Alternatively known as […]
April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)! Celebrated in honor of the history and heritage of this soul-stirring genre, JAM aims to recognize the impeccable influence and legacy of jazz music and artists. This genre sets apart with its outstanding improvisations and leading talent that paved way for expressional civil rights music to flourish. This month we encourage music lovers to embrace and participate in appreciating the evolution […]
So many of us have different introductions to vinyl. A lot of that is based on our generation, family, or social groups. Regardless of our introduction, it still holds a powerful place in our music journey. For some vinyl is a new hobby is to explore and learn about. For some it came and went. […]
During the holiday season many of us have certain traditions that we observe every year. One of those traditions might be watching that special holiday movie with our significant others. Some of us don’t really want to watch Love Actually or The Holiday for the 9th time. This year we wanted to provide you with […]
With so many different music streaming services out there, finding the right one to match your tastes can certainly seem like a challenge on the best of days. However, when you begin to break down options like Spotify, Apple Music and others into a comparison of what you’re getting versus what you’re actually paying for, […]
Like almost all other music mediums, the vinyl record has undergone some changes over the years in both its format and construction. Currently, 48 record manufacturers exist worldwide. 18 of them are in the U.S. Here’s a brief history of vinyl manufacturing and trace its evolution from its humble beginnings.