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Thursday, January 12, 2006
Digital vinyl  
EFF reports that two independent record labels will be offering free MP3 downloads to people who buy albums on vinyl. This is a very, very cool move - vinyl is often a better format than CD, but it's obviously difficult to back-up or convert from vinyl to your PC or MP3 player.

Two thumbs up to Merge and Saddle Creek Records. Merge is already one of my favourite labels for a roster that includes ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The Arcade Fire, American Music Club, Buzzcocks, Dinosaur Jr, The Ladybug Transistor, Lambchop, Lou Barlow, The Magnetic Fields (and the 6ths and Future Bible Heroes), Nuetral Milk Hotel, and a handful of excellent New Zealand bands - the 3Ds, the Clean, and David Kilgour. This move has just added to my appreciation for them.


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