If you’ve been into a record store recently, you may have noticed that the prices of new vinyl records have gone insane and I’m not entirely sure why. The supply chain issues caused by last year’s fire at the Apollo Masters Corp. seem to have been solved. More pressing plants have come online. Is it because demand is so high? Or are labels getting ultra-ultra-greedy?
I mean, I like The Hip just fine but a standard double LP selling for THIS PRICE? Yes, it’s a regular still-in-the-shrinkwrap regular release retailing for freakin’ $71.99.
If this isn’t addressed soon, the industry is going to kill the vinyl market.
With that in mind, here’s this week’s question.
NOTE: I’ve spoken to both Universal and Hip management. It’s not just the price of Hip records, either. They tell me that things are being addressed.