Fans pretty much expect every album release to be released on vinyl now. The problem with this is limited resources. There aren’t enough pressing plants to meet demand, resulting in extremely slow turnaround times.
Record label Fat Possum has solved this problem by creating a vinyl pressing plant named Memphis Record Pressing, reports Billboard. The plant is a partnership with the owners of AudioGraphics Masterworks.
Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson says he expects the plant to create 7,000 records a day, and hopes to press up to 14,000 records a day. To compare, United Record Pressing makes up to 40,000 records a day.
Memphis Record Pressing will also press records for some of the labels distributed by Sony RED Distribution. RED financed part of the pressing plant.
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