The Queen Honours Turntable Maker with Special Royal Award

In some kind of weird affirmation that vinyl is back, English turntable manufacturer Rega has been tipped to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which is a pretty cool thing for any company to get.

Rega Research cranks out 2,000 turntables a month to help satisfy the growing worldwide jones for vinyl. They ship to 40 countries (including Canada) and crucially–at least in the context of this award–90% of the parts are made in the UK.

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Vinyl is doing quite well in Britain. HMV Uk reports that physical music sales (which means CDs and vinyl) are up 12% in the first quarter of this year.

(Via This Is Money)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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