Music Industry News Network [07-17-2013]

Mo'Wax Boss James Lavelle Argues To Keep Vinyl Alive


Last Friday at Google Campus, London, a live streamed debate took place with a panel consisting of DJs, label bosses, journalists and a digital music specialist lawyer - the topic being whether or not vinyl and the physical format is holding back the industry.

Making the case for his beloved vinyl format, Mo'Wax boss James Lavelle said '‘When the world ends, they won’t find a (sound)cloud, there will just be a stack of vinyl...'

Lawyer Peter Adediran of Pail Solicitors disagreed 'Music Week may have reported an increase of vinyl sales, but no one is investing in vinyl production companies, the critical mass consume music digitally – the devices they play music on are for a digital format…’

Also on the panel, Rinse FM presenter and DJ Uncle Dugs. Dugs - a self confessed vinyl warrior - added ‘,I can tell you where I was when I bought a tune in 1991; what shop, who served me… '

Mick Wilson (DJ Magazine's Tech Editor), DJs and label owners Sonny Wharton and Funk Butcher and The Telegraph's Clive Morgan also joined the debate, which was hosted by Soundplate.

Watch it in full at


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