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Artists are all-in on vinyl. See how records are made in 2024.

Washington Post journalist Rachel Lerman dives deep into the intricate and innovative processes of contemporary vinyl manufacturing at URP, from when music is submitted to when the records are ready to ship.

How major retailers and Covid-era nostalgia helped revive the vinyl records industry

CNBC journalist Andrea Day speaks with URP owner Mark Michaels on being a power player in the multi-billion dollar vinyl record resurgence and how the creative ecosystem in Nashville has buoyed the rise.

Mark Michaels with United Record Pressing worker holding 12" record

As Sales Soar, Vinyl Record Plant in Nashville Plans Expansion

Comeback of Vinyl Record Sales Prompts United Record Pressing To Expand Manufacturing Facility.

URP employee examines test pressing

United Record Pressing Announces Expansion

The new $10.8 million expansion project is set to create more than 200 additional jobs.

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Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce URP to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Davidson County

North America’s largest vinyl record manufacturer investing nearly $11 million in the expansion.

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Can Tennessee Solve America’s Vinyl Shortage?

With a growing number of pressing plants, and other vital advantages, the state is now the vinyl hub of the U.S.

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Zootopia: Grassmere Shows Potential As Nashville’s Next Music Nabe

Colt Ford’s Average Joes joins United Record Pressing, other music business firms in Grassmere area near Nashville Zoo.

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American Success Story: Manufacturing Vinyl Records

Nashville’s own, United Record Pressing expands workforce due to the rising demand for vinyl records.

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Al Roker: Vinyl Is Back

TODAY’s Al Roker explores the resurgence of vinyl records by visiting a Nashville record pressing plant.

Al Roker interviews Third Man Records

Nashville Record Pressing Plant is Said to Be Expanding

United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, known for pressing iconic albums, is expanding to meet rising vinyl demand.

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How a Vinyl Record is Made

Vinyl records are making a big scratch again. CNET walks you through the steps it takes to make one.

David Bowie record

The Persistence of Vinyl

A resurgence in vinyl popularity among the younger generation has propelled this Nashville business to significant growth.

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America’s Largest Record Plant Expands Thanks to Vinyl Boom

Vinyl obviously isn’t going anywhere any time soon… but did it ever?

United Record Pressing plant exterior

Vinyl’s sonic perfection finds new fans in digital age

Amidst the digital era, vinyl records are gaining popularity again, as enthusiasts seek the sonic quality they offer.

Stack of records including Elvis Costello

Groove me, baby

From The Beatles’ first 45s to Jack White’s latest, one Nashville firm continues to leave its imprint on music history.

United Record Pressing employee gives a facility tour

Vinyl Records: Old Sound Is New Again

It’s Music City. So where else would you expect to find the biggest vinyl record pressing plant?

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Still Groovy: After more than 40 years

After more than 40 years, vinyl records still rule at Nashville’s United Record Pressing plant.

Chris Ashworth of United Record Pressing holding a 45