2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Where Will the Vinyl Industry be in 2018?

Saturday, March 19
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

With Amazon reporting a turntable as their best-selling home audio product for the 2015 holiday season, vinyl has gone from a surprising blip on the cultural radar to an increasingly significant part of the current musical landscape.  As the industry scrambles to adapt and resurrect the vinyl ecosystem, big questions around production capacity, access for major vs. indie, & long-term sustainability loom large. 

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Cameron Schaefer at SXSW

Cameron Schaefer

Music/Label Rel

Vinyl Me Please

Cameron Schaefer is the head of music & label relations for Vinyl Me, Please. An early member of the team, company co-founders hired him after stumbling across the music blog he'd been running on ...

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Eric Astor at SXSW

Eric Astor


Furnace Record Pressing

With three decades of experience running record labels, distribution companies, and as a touring musician, Eric Astor founded Furnace Record Pressing in 1996 with the mission of providing high qual...

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Billy Fields at SXSW

Billy Fields

VP Sales/Account Mgmt


Billy Fields is Vice President, Sales, Account Management for WEA, the artist & label services arm of Warner Music Group. As the company’s resident vinyl expert, Fields serves as the day-to-day con...

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Ben Blackwell at SXSW

Ben Blackwell

Psychedelic Stooge

Third Man Records

Born and raised in the rough-and-tumble seaport town of Detroit, Michigan, Ben Blackwell has been a reluctant participant in the overhyped underground rock and roll community (both as a performer i...

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