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Making Vinyl conference moving from Detroit to Hollywood

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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They're still making vinyl (records) in Detroit.

But the Making Vinyl conference will have a different home this year.

After two sessions at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel in 2017 and 2018, the conference -- focusing on the resurgent market for vinyl recordings -- will be held Oct. 14-15 this year at the W-Hotel in Hollywood. "The decision...was based on the 'if you build it they will come' theory," Making Vinyl's Bryan Ekus says. "Southern California has a large community of independent music labels that didn't make it to Detroit last year. Hopefully by putting it in their backyard it will make easier for them to come and check it out. With any luck our strategy will work and they will feel the need to support us again in 2020 and beyond."

Ekus added that "Detroit was good to us" and called Third Man Pressing in the Cass Corridor "an amazing partner" in the two conferences held in Detroit. Ekus says Making Vinyl also has an option to return to Detroit in 2020.

Nearly 400 attendees from around the world turned out for the 2018 Making Vinyl conference, where Little Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and "The Sopranos" was the keynote interview. Third Man founder Jack White was the keynote interview for the inaugural Making Vinyl in 2017.

Information about the conference can be found at makingvinyl.com.

Web Site: www.makingvinyl.com

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