Vinyl is on a resurgence across the US and the UK with a vengeance, and if that be the case, can Australia be far behind? For all the Vinyl lovers out here in Australia, here is some fabulous news. After a gap of 30 years, Melbourne would now be getting its first modern vinyl pressing plant, courtesy, Program Records.
The company will focus on supporting the local music scene backed by a data driven and highly efficient production facility.
The purpose built factory will install state-of-the-art WarmTone presses made by Viryltech in Toronto, along with a new plating / stamper making system + experienced mastering and lacquer cutting. According to Mixdown, Program Records will start with 12-inch releases in both 140gm and 180gm weights, with plans to produce 7- and 10-inch discs later in 2018.
Program Records Steve Lynch said, “We want to make great records, support the Australian music scene and have fun along the way.” The opening is planned for early 2018.