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Vinyl Emergency

Musicians, album collectors, record label owners, LP manufacturers and beyond share their stories about how the medium of vinyl has shaped their lives and careers. Previous guests include Hozier, Rosanne Cash and Ted Leo plus members of Foo Fighters, Wilco, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jawbox and Hall & Oates, as well as cast and crew from NBC's "The Office" and AMC's "Breaking Bad."
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May 14, 2019

Vinyl Emergency may not have existed without inspiration from Billy Fields. Within the record industry, he's known as the resident vinyl expert for Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, the artist and label services arm of Warner Music Group, overseeing all aspects of vinyl production, including marketing, sales forecasts and strategy. For record lovers on Twitter, Billy is a required presence, keeping the world updated with weekly vinyl sales numbers and trends, while being a vocal advocate for quality vinyl, no matter who's releasing it. Recorded in Nashville during this year's Music Biz conference, Billy dives into the cyclical nature of music retail, his college days working at Tower Records, how Bandcamp and Qrates are working with unsigned artists to create custom limited pressings, and why his team strives to keep the price of albums down, while still giving musicians and fans what they want. Follow @billysezvinyl on both Twitter and Instagram.

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