First, from Nashville’s public radio station, WPLN-FM, a story about United Record Pressing, LLC, the largest vinyl record-pressing plant in the country. “(We) account for about 30 to 40 percent of all vinyl records out there in stores,” says Jay Millar, United’s head of marketing,
“United manufactures up to 40,000 records a day. Demand is so high that if you’re not already a customer, they won’t even take your order — at least until a second plant opens later this year.
“So how does a record get made? It starts with the groove.”
Second, from the Tennessean.com, a story about the origin of the mega hit song, “It’s all About the Bass.”
“In July of 2013, (Meghan) Trainor was an unknown, 19-year-old aspiring songwriter from Nantucket, Mass., recently signed to Nashville publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music. She had come to (Kevin) Kadish’s studio for their first writing session, and the two quickly bonded over a shared love of ’50s rock and doo-wop music.
“He keeps a running list of potential song titles on his laptop, and one — “All Bass, No Treble” — jumped out at her. A few minutes later, she was in the vocal booth, singing “I’m all about that bass” over and over again. Kadish quickly chimed in, “No treble!” He added an upright bass to a rough drum beat, and within minutes, the song had taken shape.
And the rest of it is history you can read about on the Tennessean’s website, Tennessean.com.
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