Amazon launches AutoRip for vinyl, pairs MP3s with your records
Earlier this year, Amazon launched a service called AutoRip for CDs, which gives customers free digital copies of every CD they purchased from Amazon going back to 1998 and going forward for new CD purchases. The copies can be streamed or downloaded as MP3s from Amazon's Cloud Player. It turns out, Amazon was only scratching the surface: starting today, the company is offering AutoRip for vinyl records purchased on Amazon since 1998 and for all new vinyl bought from the website going forward.
"Many of our music customers are vinyl fans and it’s traditionally been very difficult to make digital versions of vinyl records," said Steve Boom, head of digital music at Amazon, in a statement. "Now customers can enjoy the albums they buy wherever they are, not just when they have access to a record player.”
The move is a savvy one for Amazon, given that vinyl music sales have been resurgent since 2008, and are showing no signs of slowing down, while CD sales continue to drop year-over-year. It also doesn't hurt that Amazon's Cloud Player is available now with apps optimized for iPhone, iPad, Android via the Amazon MP3 app, and of course, Kindle Fire. Where Amazon spins AutoRip off to next is anyone's guess, but video seems like a likelier bet than cassette tapes, in our opinion.
I suffered another moment of weakness on Forced Exposure yesterday:
Prurient - Through the Window LP
Rainer Veil - Struck 12"
Function - Gradient 12"
Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety LP
Mountains - Centralia 2xLP
ooooo nice pickup
Anyone else get The Weeknd's Trilogy set? I got a high #400 out of 500 so I bet there are only 20 or so left.
Anyone think this is a good deal? I haven't bought anything off of Insound in awhile but...
Insound Record Club - Three-Month Subscription
Due to popular demand, we've just added a three-month option to our Insound Record Club subscriptions. What is the Insound Record Club, you might ask? Well, it's actually pretty awesome. Each month, one member of our 11-person staff chooses their favorite new record of the moment and we ship it out to you along with a note from the selector describing what they like about it.
In our office, we all take turns DJing in half-day shifts. That rules because we all get to discover or rediscover some music that might not be in our normal individual taste profiles. The Record Club kind of brings that experience to your door - it's an interesting way to build up your vinyl collection and hopefully discover some new stuff that you wouldn't otherwise have picked up.
– Nicole Johnson
Love the Weeknd so goddamn much, though. Even if he's a total dork onstage.
1 Coachella before I got sober, 7 since. I support both versions. If you wanna do the sober version, roll with us:
Click Soberchella 2013 for meeting details
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
The Strokes - Comedown Machine
I haven't heard this yet, but I'm kind of scared. Angles was pretty good, but I used to love this band so much and it's weird not getting stoked on their albums anymore.
The Tears - Here Comes The Tears
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights CD
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory CD
Nails - Unsilent Death CD/LP
8/9-11 - Outside Lands 8/24 - Godflesh & Jucifer 9/3 - Loma Prieta 9/6 - Church of Ra 9/28 - Jesu & JK Flesh 10/11 - Carcass 10/27 - At the Gates
awesome to see a pogues mention above!
i want to try and get the vinyl rerelease of ATDI's Relationship of Command at coachella on record store day.
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light LP
Snagged the white/clear splatter this morning
http://www.bluecollardistro.com/hydr...37&cPath=4_137At long last Converge's early works are available on vinyl. This collection includes all of Converge's formative works spanning from 1991-1994. In evidence even at this early stage are all the elements that have made Converge one of the most important hardcore bands of the last two decades - rapid bursts of angular aggression, jagged melodies, abrupt shifts in tempo and dynamic, scathing vocals and pummeling riffage. Audio is newly mastered for vinyl by Alan Douches. Packaging features a new layout by J. Bannon and vintage artwork by Bannon and A. Turner.
If anyone is interested Castle Face Records released a few more copies of White Fence's new one on opaque baby blue vinyl with a 7" flexi (limited to 250), as well as pink versions of the "Pink Gogilla" 7" (limited to 100).
Bunches of mail order waiting post-festival.
Anika - Anika EP
Apache Dropout - Magnetic Heads
The Cyclist - Bones in Motion
J Dilla - Donuts
Chris Forsyth - Paranoid Cat
Ken-Mode - Entrench
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
The Postal Service - Give Up (deluxe edition)
Rival Schools - Found
u-ziq - Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)
VA - Drive OST
µ-Ziq – Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995) came into today. Quite awesome.
So this past weekend I got $100 on vinyl and they fuckin charged me only $68! They somehow missed scanning Ladies And Gentlemen.. blue vinyl. What a score!
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Sparks - Kimono My House
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Blue Vinyl)