Jack White To Keynote ‘Making Vinyl’ On 11/6 In Detroit

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VINYL MANUFACTURING EVANGELIST JACK WHITE TO KEYNOTE ‘MAKING VINYL’ DETROIT B2B CONFERENCE NOV. 6-7, 2017 CELEBRATES GLOBAL RECORD INDUSTRY’S REBIRTH WHITE’S THIRD MAN PRESSING IS EVENT’S HOMETOWN SPONSOR & WILL HOST DAY 2 PLANT TOUR There’s no bigger champion of vinyl than Jack White and he will honor ‘Making Vinyl’ with his presence on Nov. 6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel as the keynote speaker, capping a full day of sessions of experts discussing all aspects of the astounding rebirth of the global record manufacturing industry. White joins fellow keynoters 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. RSD is a conference partner in ‘Making Vinyl’, which is produced by Colonial Purchasing Co-op, a buying group of media manufacturers. White’s Third Man Pressing (TMP) is also ‘Making Vinyl’s’ hometown sponsor and all delegates will have the opportunity to tour the new vinyl factory, which opened in February, on the afternoon of Nov. 7. Additionally, TMP technicians will be on various ‘Making Vinyl’ panels. “Jack White is the perfect keynoter for ‘Making Vinyl’ because he knows first-hand what it takes to set up a new vinyl factory,” stated Bryan Ekus, president of Colonial Purchasing Co-op, the producer of ‘Making Vinyl’. TMP is the latest piece of White’s vertically integrated music-making empire. He’s ushered in such “nothing-can-stop-us” innovations as the ‘World’s Fastest Record’ (the fastest studio-to-store recording was released for Record Store Day 2014) to shooting a playing phonograph into space for Third Man Records’ 7th anniversary in July 2016. The record? TMR’s single release of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn.” Always achieving new levels of vinyl manufacturing ingenuity, White’s solo album Lazaretto – the biggest selling vinyl album of 2014 and the biggest selling vinyl album in a single year in the SoundScan era – at various places on the record played at 33, 45 and 78-rpm, among other astounding features. White is also a member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather, in addition to his vibrant solo career. His talents have garnered 12 Grammy Awards and 35 career nominations. White’s achievements extend far beyond music. His White Stripes song “We’re Going To Be Friends” has inspired a new children’s book of the same name, published by Third Man Books. “’Making Vinyl’ is bringing together in Detroit a who’s who of the greatest record industry minds all along the global vinyl value chain,” comments Larry Jaffee, ‘Making Vinyl’ conference chairman. “The conference program reflects everyone from the existing and new pressing plants that sprung up to meet the new demand to the mastering facilities and lathe cutters to the PVC manufacturers, plater/stamper makers, as well as record labels and indie retailers.” As the 2013 RSD ambassador, White explained, “We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting Continue reading Jack White To Keynote ‘Making Vinyl’ On 11/6 In Detroit

Jack White and Loretta Lynn – Portland, Oregon – Video

Jack White brings out a rougher side of country music’s darling queen Loretta Lynn. I know this collaboration is a few years old, but after hearing Jack White’s recording of “Rated X” on the Loretta Lynn tribute album, I thought we all deserved a reminder that this unexpected pairing began many years ago. Enjoy this edgier-sounding single from Jack and Loretta, titled “Portland, Oregon”. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuC_l3ymXhM]Country Music Photo Gallery