The first UK Vinyl Awards to be held on 15th May 2018!

Press Release as received by Girl at the Piano from Vinyl World Congress:

The UK music industry has announced the launch of The Vinyl Awards on the evening of the 15th May at the Vinyl World Congress, a series of international B2B conferences bringing the international Vinyl Manufacturing industry together in response to the sustained spike in sales internationally, lead times and the growing need to facilitate trade and co-operation within the industry.

The first Vinyl World Congress taking place 15th-16th May 2018 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK is sponsored by Discogs, Pheenix Alpha, Viryl Technologies, Newbilt Machinery, Plastchem and Dugdale.

In addition, Vinyl World Congress Japan will launch in Tokyo in February 2019 with a Latin American event in Rio De Janeiro scheduled for later in 2019.

Key Features and Topics:

*Current speakers include senior executives at Universal Music Group, Ninja Tune, XL Recordings, Discogs, Hospital Records, GZ Media, Rough Trade, PIAS, Cooking Vinyl as well as the machine manufacturers Pheenix Alpha, Viryl Technoloiges and Newbilt Machinery.

*The Impact of Brexit on the music industry and Vinyl in particular will also be discussed by industry.

*Trade associations such as the BPI, MMA, ERA and AIM will be giving the retail and wider industry perspective on the market from the high street and turntable manufacturer perspective.

*There will be an investors forum for those who wish to invest in the Vinyl manufacturing industry.

Download the agenda HERE.

The Event Director Connolly Mellon said “Demand for Vinyl is higher than it’s ever been with lead times many months for some to get it manufactured. Both ends of the spectrum (indie and major) have different concerns about the future but right now it’s happy days for most. We want to see more pressing plants in Asia, South America, Africa and beyond, that is where the untapped potential is”

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