Puttin’ it on wax in Motown

3 05 2009

Until today, I had no idea that vinyl records are made in my hometown, the Motor City.  The May 2, 2009, Detroit News ran a feature article on Archer Records Pressing company which manufactures vinyl records.  Apparently the company is one of maybe a dozen companies in the entire world:

It is unclear how many record-making companies still exist. Web sites count between eight and 10 worldwide, and three to five in the United States.

Check out Archer Records Pressing’s website http://www.archerrecordpressing.com/

Apparently the techno music scene in and around Detroit has help keep the company going.  There is no mention of it in the article, but I wonder if small companies like this are hired to press vinyl for major label releases.  Vinyl is making something of a comeback and lots of artists these days seem to want their music on vinyl.

This is just one more example of why Detroit is and has been a major player on the world stage of music.

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