April 23, 2013
A brilliant snapshot of the independent music and vinyl industry in New York City in 2013.
Bringing together people from across the business at every level of production, in Revolutions Per Minute: The State of the Vinyl Music Business Pitchfork.tv have captured what is a transitional moment in the history of music production and consumption.
With an Adam Curtis-esque dramaturgy, the 15 minute documentary sees guys from Brooklyn Phono, Sacred Bones, Captured Tracks and Fat Beats among others discuss the pros and cons of Record Store Day – it’s more negative than you may expect from those inside the industry – and throws up some interesting stuff about the nature of gimmicks and special editions.
With a special mention for the recently evicted Bleecker Bob’s, the documentary also gets into the nature of a city’s commercial relationship with its music retail outlets, and with that in mind, there’s also an awful lot of hate for frozen yoghurt.
Watch it below: