Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

What Types of Vinyl Records are Available?

May 04, 2020 | How To

If you’re just getting into the world of vinyl, you might be confused about where to start. LP? EP? How many inches? Don’t worry. In this article, you’ll learn the basic categories of vinyl records. Soon, you’ll start sounding like a pro. A Short Lesson in Record Vocabulary Before we dive into the different types of vinyl records, let’s review a few key terms: EP: Extended-play record. LP: Long-play record. RPM: Revolutions per minute, or the speed the record spins around. Most records play a…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

12 of the Best Songs for Spring

April 28, 2020 | Music

After months of winter coats and snowstorms — or, if you live in Southern California, a light jacket and four days of rain — spring is finally arriving. With flowers blooming, birds singing, and new love in the air, the season carries the hope of a new beginning. Here, we’ll take a look at some spring-themed songs to bring in the social distancing sunshine. “Here Comes the Sun” — The Beatles This classic Beatles track from “Abbey Road” is a spring favorite, featuring pleasant acoustic guitars an…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

Crosley and Burger Records (not) at SXSW

March 10, 2020 | Music

*Unfortunately, SXSW has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 (sounds like a cool band name).  We are super bummed, but wanted to still post this blog for educational purposes.  See you next year SXSW! South By Southwest — known as SXSW to the cool kids — is a 10-day conference dedicated to film, music, and technology. Held in Austin, Texas, SXSW celebrates the intersection of art and business. This year, Crosley Brands is sponsoring Burger Records’ ninth annual Burgermania event, featuring …

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Music Lovers

February 03, 2020 | Events

Ready or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re struggling to figure out what to get your special someone this February 14th, why not give the gift of sound? Here’s why music is the perfect way to show someone you love them (plus some specific gift ideas they’re sure to enjoy). The Power of Music When you’re in love, you feel like every love song was written just for you. The right song can take you to heaven, strengthening your bond with your significant other. Music encou…

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Crosley Radio
Jason Lee Menard
Jason Lee Menard

TOP-SELLING VINYL RECORDS OF 2019

January 28, 2020 | Music

There’s no denying 2019 was a big year for vinyl. Let’s take a look at some industry trends, as well as some of the year’s top-selling records. Trends in Vinyl Sales Until recently, vinyl sales were on the decline as newer technologies like cassettes and CDs displaced classic records. However, trends have turned around. 2019 was the 13th straight year of growth for vinyl records. In 2019, customers bought 18.84 million vinyl records, accounting for more than 15% of album sales in the United Sta…

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