‘Making Vinyl’ conference books Jack White as keynote

News / October 30, 2017

Detroit’s Making Vinyl conference has announced Jack White as the keynote speaker, along with:

Darryl (“DMC”) McDaniels of the pioneering rap group RUN-DMC and Michael Kurtz, co-founder of the 10-year-old Record Store Day (RSD) widely acknowledged as the catalyst that fuelled vinyl’s resurgence.

Third Man Records and RSD also serve as sponsors of the event. Making Vinyl is a conference centered around the vinyl resurgence, with the following objectives:

  • Celebrate Vinyl as physical media’s shining star in the digital age
  • Deliver to attendees need-to-know info about Vinyl manufacturing challenges and opportunities
  • Reinforce that Vinyl’s rebirth is not a fad, as proven by 10 years of double-digit growth by Record Store Day over the past decade
  • Provide useful state-of-the-art info for mutual interests along the Vinyl supply chain, including retailers, labels, pressing plants, consumable suppliers, packagers, & music brokers
  • Provide networking opportunities for these diverse groups to meet each other and forge new relationships

You can see the entire list of speakers over at their site. Those in the business and vinyl enthusiasts alike are invited to attend. It will take place on Nov. 6-7, at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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