Let's Talk Physical
Our Let’s Talk Physical virtual event series provides vital updates on everything the physical business needs to stay ahead of the curve as physical music consumption continues to rise. Below, you’ll find the agenda and recording of our most recent event in February 2023 — you can also access recordings from our June 2021, October 2021, March 2022 and September 2022 events by clicking the links for each respective event.
2 – 2:25 PM
Welcome & Luminate Presentation
In the afternoon’s opening presentation, Luminate’s Sr. Director, Music Insights and Industry Relations, Jaime Marconette will share up-to-date figures for U.S. vinyl consumption.
2:25 – 3 PM
Vinyl Production: Plant Update & Cost Analysis
From a plant’s perspective, how does 2023 and 2024 look in terms of meeting production demand? Are timelines shortening? During this conversation, we’ll also dig into the cost to produce a vinyl record — from product to labor, why does a vinyl record cost what it does today?
3 – 3:30 PM
Other Physical Items To Consider in 2023
There is a lot of talk around vinyl, but artists have seen recent success with other formats and products that fans are buying in droves. Representatives who manufacture and market CDs, boxsets, books, graphic novels, and other band merch will be on-hand to give some ideas on other products to consider as you create marketing plans and stock your store shelves.