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Bartlett Company Begins to Manufacture Vinyl Records

The company's record pressing plant has started work on a series of projects and once the plant reaches full capacity, it will have nine presses, able to make 7-inch and 12-inch records and producing 5,000 to 7,000 records per day.

A new company in the Memphis area hopes to address the music industry's growing demand for vinyl records.

The Commercial Appeal reports hat Bartlett-based Memphis Record Pressing has announced operations in a piece in the music industry trade publication Billboard.

Memphis Record Pressing is a partnership between Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson of North Mississippi rock and blues music label Fat Possum, and Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers of Memphis-based AudioGraphic Masterworks.

The company's record pressing plant has started work on a series of projects for Fat Possum and will be taking on outside business beginning in early 2015.

Once the plant reaches full capacity, it will have nine presses, able to make 7-inch and 12-inch records and producing 5,000 to 7,000 records per day.

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