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  1. Welcome To The New Phonostage Audio Website!
    Categories: News

    Welcome To The New Phonostage Audio Website!

    Welcome to the brand new Phonostage Audio website!! We hope you like it - it has been a long time coming! For those of you who don’t know, Phonostage Audio is a trading name of Phonostage Records, and many of you will know us already. We have a great reputation with over 2000 followers on Facebook and a superb feedback...

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  2. The History Of Vinyl Records
    Categories: A Brief History of

    The History Of Vinyl Records

    The rise, fall and resurgence of vinyl is a period spanning almost a century. For audiophiles everywhere, it remains the singular most impressive format of recording and reproducing music. The major period for vinyl was from the inception of the vinyl LP in 1948 to 1988, when CDs outsold records for the first time. However, it was long before vinyl...
  3. 7 of the Best Music Documentaries on BBC iPlayer
    Categories: Music & Music Documentaries

    7 of the Best Music Documentaries on BBC iPlayer

    With Christmas TV over and done with, and January’s bleak offerings not being particularly riveting, now’s the time to go through the archives and catch up on all the music documentaries you’ve been meaning to watch. Lucky for you, we’ve collected the best ones that are on BBC iPlayer right now, so you won’t waste hours trawling through the documentaries. Continue reading →
  4. Vinyl for the vintage lover this Christmas
    Categories: Vinyl news

    Vinyl for the vintage lover this Christmas

    For the music-lover in your life, could there be any better Christmas gift than letting them relive their youth with some of their favourite records, brought back to life by the vinyl revival?  Continue reading →
  5. New record pressing plant to open in California
    Categories: Vinyl news

    New record pressing plant to open in California

    A brand new vinyl manufacturing plant will be heading to the Bay Area of California, with a focus on bringing environmentally friendly vinyl to the market. Second Line Vinyl are the company behind what will be the first record pressing plant to open in Oakland since 1935 and will focus on pressing records from independent labels. Bump Town, as the...
  6. Spotlight: Led Zeppelin ‘Going To California’ Live at the L.A. Forum 1971
    Categories: Vinyl news

    Spotlight: Led Zeppelin ‘Going To California’ Live at the L.A. Forum 1971

    Every once in a while we want to bring our fellow music-lovers’ attention to one of the rarities we’re proud to stay we stock in the Phonostage online shop.In this Spotlight session we’re taking a look at Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’ LP, recorded live at the L.A. Forum in 1971. Continue reading →
  7. Beginning your record collection – which turntable should you choose?
    Categories: Vinyl news

    Beginning your record collection – which turntable should you choose?

    Often, starting up your own record collection isn’t a clean cut affair. If you were present to witness the 80s, it’s more than likely that you already have a steadily built up collection from your teens to your 20s – even if they have been gathering dust in the garage ever since. Continue reading →
  8. And Vinyly: The company turning ashes into vinyl records
    Categories: Vinyl news

    And Vinyly: The company turning ashes into vinyl records

    The industry of mortality has paved the way for a number of new start ups in recent years. Continue reading →
  9. Stop the clocks: Over 30,000 digitized vinyl records uploaded to Internet Archive
    Categories: Vinyl news

    Stop the clocks: Over 30,000 digitized vinyl records uploaded to Internet Archive

    The Great 78 Project is on a mission to immortalize our favourite format by digitizing 78rpm vinyl records. Continue reading →
  10. Arrgh! You're killing me!! Yep, bad news, you are all wrecking your lovely vinyl records!
    Categories: News, General Banter & Tips Tricks and Advice

    Arrgh! You're killing me!! Yep, bad news, you are all wrecking your lovely vinyl records!

    So are you going to pack it in? Well, put simply, there is nothing you can do to stop it... but there is a lot you can do to minimise it and make your lovely records last for years longer!! Here's how... Ok - get real, are you really wrecking your records? Do you treat them like cup mats when they...

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