5000? and how much for the raw materials for each record?any hardcore vinylists will buy their own vinyl cutter and make their own. Only 5gs!! Every good home should have one.
hit the nail on the head there. nice oneDjing will change. Technology and advancement waits for no-one. Vinyls will die out in mainstream djing. Some well respected dj's are making the switch and more will follow. The more that do will slowly change peoples perceptions of what is proper djing is. The 80's gave the world hiphop and scratching, throwing vinyls into a scene of their own. They became cool and a tool to play cool music whilst looking skillful. Scratching is no longer that impressive as we have seen it over and over. We got used to it. Therefore vinyls are just a medium on which to play tunes. Only djs still look at vinyls with pride. I just think people want more for their money now. Not just two tunes and the upkeep of decks that cost th earth to fix.
Only djs seem to worry about the death of vinyl (and perhaps collectors). Its all about money at the end of the day. If it's not profitable, it will slowly die.
Why worry? Its the music we wanna keep and i cant see dnb going anywhere. The scene is whats important, not what we hear it on.
No a promo mp3 would just be double the price!I dont think Vinyl will ever be completely wiped out.... but as it stands right now its abit more of a business move to move to CD/MP3 as it costs less to produce. This may be Vinyls problem in the future. MP3's are far easier to distribute and far easier to track sales.... The only problem is that it leaves itself open to pirates..... sell one MP3 and then that could quite easily be copied a million times.... easy!...... Vinyl is abit harder to do than just that one click copy....
The only way i can see Vinyl dying is if they invent a full proof way of stopping you from copying a MP3/CD. This way they will have no worries about distributing MP3's etc.....
BUT!!.... could this also mean the extinction of the "Promo"??