Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Magic Stack Volume 1 - Underground Hip Hop Mixtape

A few of you have already downloaded the Magic Stack Volume One Hip Hop Mixtape. For those who have not, it's time to quit sleeping on it! This free download will only be available for a limited time. Download it at the Metrowax Records website now!

The tracks compiled to make this epic mix are probably worth about $2,000 or more. Some of the rare hip hop records in this mix are worth $300 or more! Here's a list of my personal favorites from the mix:

02. Kaotic Style - Represent
07. The Hoodz- Pull out your Gatz
08. Live Wirez - Straight from the Dome
09. Cutmaster - Dippity Doo Di Dummy 
12. Rockwell Noel & The Poet - Taking you out
15. Kornerstonz - Front On Me
16. Immortal Technique - Bin Laden Remix
19. Shabazz the Disciple - Concious Of Sin (signed promo)
20. Da Porkchop - Big AC Material
21. Live & Direct - Rock Bass Line
22. Peach Tha 5 Ft Troopa - MC's step up
23. Normskola - Half Man
24. Dark Skinned Assassin - The Horror
25. Brothers of the Mind - Kick Facts

Believe it or not, a couple of these rare items are still in stock! Visit our hip hop listings to see what we have!
Our friend Rchecka, who took plenty of his valuable time to make this mix, would like your feedback on the mix. Feel free to drop comments here on the Metrowax Blog and we will definitely read them! Thanks to anyone who has downloaded and listened to this great hip hop mixtape. More free downloads will be made available in the coming months.

Growth flat in 2010 for U.S. digital music sales

(Reuters) - The rapid rise of single digital music sales has stalled in the United States, the world's biggest and most important market, with sales in the first half of 2010 flat compared with a year before.

Perhaps the luster of digital music downloads is finally wearing off. You pay a higher price per track as you would on a physical media, such as a vinyl record, but you don't really own anything outside of a computer file! And now, Apple will charge you $1.29 for tracks instead of 99 cents, and restrict how many devices you can load them on. 

The music industry can't stop digital music downloads or recover any of the vast sums of money lost through music piracy. It's hard to get people to pay for something they are used to getting for free, and the days of Napster made free music the norm. However, the music industry can start making good music again - and charging a fair price for it. Instead of figuring out better ways to pinch music buyers, maybe they should invest their money in some new (or old) talent and get the MUSIC right again!

We get that part right, because we sell mostly classics and older music on vinyl. Many of the records we sell at Metrowax are only $1.99, sometimes less. Typically you'll get 4-8 tracks for this price. And with all of the new USB turntables out there now, you can quickly make your own MP3, and have not only the original LP or radio version, but all of the crazy remixes and instrumentals as well. Use the record to make your very own recording, listen to that in your car or on your ipod, and you still keep the record (or sell it). It takes more time, but we think it's a much better value overall.

We welcome your thoughts and comments!

Source article: Reuters

Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome! Introducing the Metrowax Records Blog!

I'd like to personally welcome everyone to the Metrowax Records blog! Metrowax has been providing rare and collectible vinyl records to the world for over a decade - and now we are giving back to those who have supported us for so long. In this blog we'll spread knowledge and information related to vinyl record collecting. We've learned plenty about the hobby over the years, and I imagine that many of you would like some of this information!

We'll post articles of interest that we find that relate to record collecting and music topics. We'll also use this blog as a way to improve our website at metrowax.com. Get the latest on any new features, planned upgrades, or usability issues here!

I'd like to thank you for visiting the Metrowax Records Blog. Check back for new posts each Tuesday morning!

Best Regards,
Wade Schilling
Metrowax Records