Chicago Public Library To Hold Mega Sale for Nearly 10 Thousand LPs

A thrifty way to add to your collection and help out one of Chicago’s cherished cultural institutions!

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s.

Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

Music lovers sent vinyl record sales soaring during the pandemic, giving retailers something to cheer on Record Store Day: Saturday, June 12.

Standing On The Corner: Classical, Jazz, Hip-Hop & All Else

Though firmly avant-garde, Standing On The Corner’s talents have earned them notoriety among mainstream acts. Now, the “post-genre” ensemble’s distinctive musical palette has grown to include classical music.

Valuable Vinyl: How to Care for Your Prized Classical LPs

The multisensory ritual of listening to a vinyl record transcends any digital playlist. And whether they’re new or vintage, you’ll want to make sure that your prized classical albums are well cared for.

Add These 23 Holidays to Your Calendar and Celebrate Classical Music Year-Round!

We’d like to share some information worth celebrating — literally! Here are 23 holidays and celebrations to make sure you have classical music on your calendar!

‘Arias and Songs’ Host Larry Johnson Donates >5,000 Records To DePaul University School of Music

Though Larry primarily features CDs on his program, over several decades his collection has evolved into over 5,000 recordings, including LPs and original 78RPM discs dating back to 1901.

5 Classical Recordings That Sound Better on Vinyl

WFMT host Kerry Frumkin has picked 5 of his favorite classical recordings. But it’s better to listen to them on vinyl.

In the Age of Earbuds, Is Vinyl the Answer to Better Listening?

Hearing is not the same as listening, and WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin suggests that in the digital age, vinyl might help us listen better.