'WAX' Vinyl Event To Be Held At Capitol Tower
September 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM (PT)
CAPITOL STUDIOS & MASTERING, CAPITOL RECORDS, CAROLINE and HARVEST RECORDS are joining together to host WAX, the first-ever music industry event to focus on vinyl, music goods and record collecting culture on the lot of the iconic CAPITOL RECORDS Tower, OCTOBER 24th and 25th.
Rare record collectors, independent record stores and record labels will gather for the largest record fair LOS ANGELES has seen in years. In addition to a wide selection of vinyl records, vendors will offer rare music merchandise, artwork and collectibles.
A variety of artists, both established and developing acts, will participate in signings, DJ sets and performances. Top industry professionals including artists, producers and engineers will participate in moderated panel discussions focused on every aspect of producing and collecting vinyl, which will cap off each day of the fair.
CAPITOL STUDIOS & MASTERING will award a vinyl-cutting demo and give a winner
the rare opportunity to experience the mastering process while walking away with their own hand-cut lacquer. CAPITOL STUDIOS will to host the event at the Tower to celebrate their thriving vinyl business where demand dictates that their mastering experts keep two lathes running full time.
The weekend will conclude with an auction, featuring some of the rarest items at the fair. A small selection of vendors will offer the most sought-after, valuable records and memorabilia from their collection. Auction items will be announced prior to the record fair.
Commented CAROLINE VP MATT SAWIN: “The CAROLINE team couldn’t be more excited about the vinyl renaissance and what it’s doing for the independent artist, label and record store community. As a co-founder of WAX, our primary motive is to continue fostering the relationship between all those integral in the record community and bring that passion and discovery to this iconic venue for the general public to share, celebrate and consume.”
Over the last five years, with the resurgent popularity of the vinyl format, record fairs have grown from small swap-meet endeavors to massively attended events.
FEDERAL PRISM RECORDS' JEFF BOWERS, who co-founded WAX with his CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP partners, is one of the principals credited with building the international RECORD STORE DAY phenomenon.
"My vision for WAX is to bring the energy around vinyl culture together in a live event setting so that record collectors, record stores, labels, distributors, artists and fans can get creative, have a dialogue, collaborate and of course, buy, sell and trade," said BOWERS. "CAPITOL, HARVEST and CAROLINE are full of creative people, with awesome ideas who appreciate how important the vinyl scene is to the sustainability of music."
Vendor registration is now open and tickets go on sale to the general public today at www.waxrecordfair.com.