Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it?

The demographic of the average vinyl buyer is very clear. It’s a middle-aged man, possibly bearded (OK, definitely bearded); kids have probably left home, no longer on speaking terms with wife, spare bedroom has become a shrine to his teenage love: the Floyd (their album The Endless River was the best-selling vinyl LP in 2014). Essentially it’s me.

Source: Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it? | Bill Brewster | Comment is free | The Guardian

Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming | gramophone.co.uk

Streaming has changed the way an increasing number of people now listen to music, yet many record labels say that the numbers just don’t add up. Charlotte Gardner looks at how the classical music industry is facing up to this fresh challenge

Source: Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming | gramophone.co.uk

Beats me. I subscribe to a paid for streaming service (Apple Music) and I buy high-definition audio from Gimell (Tallis Scholars)

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Nihilistic Password Security Questions.

NIHILISTIC PASSWORD SECURITY QUESTIONS. BY SOHEIL REZAYAZDI – – – –

What is the name of your least favorite child?
In what year did you abandon your dreams?
What is the maiden name of your father’s mistress?
At what age did your childhood pet run away?
What was the name of your favorite unpaid internship?
In what city did you first experience ennui?
What is your ex-wife’s newest last name?
What sports team do you fetishize to avoid meaningful discussion with others?
What is the name of your favorite canceled TV show?
What was the middle name of your first rebound?
On what street did you lose your childlike sense of wonder?
When did you stop trying?

Source: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Nihilistic Password Security Questions.

Advanced Audio Microphones DM20. Dynamic microphone based on the RE-20

Advanced Audio DM20

The DM20 is a super cardioid dynamic microphone, based on the original RE20. The DM20 produces a vocal presence peak  which can enhance the voice. It also has an internal windscreen and does not require a shock mount. It features two bass roll off switches and a high frequency filter.

via Advanced Audio Microphones DM20. Dynamic microphone based on the RE-20 | Advanced Audio Microphones.

This mic is sweet! Gorgeous sound. For my voice? all filters off, but I sort of like it with the left-switch filter active (-3dB at 120, -5dB at 50)

Mmmmmmm.DM20 in stand