WAMU’s business and development reporter, Ally Schweitzer, paid a visit to Furnace a couple weeks ago to learn why, in the so-called digital age, someone would be crazy enough to build a massive vinyl record pressing plant outside of DC.
Our Chief, Eric Astor, summed it up nicely: “’When you buy a record, you keep people like myself and all my employees in business. Mom-and-pops,’ Astor says. ‘Nothing’s free in the world. I think that we’re making something that’s really cool that you should buy, because without that, you’ll see a very different music industry.’”
Check out the whole article and the amazing photos they took while they were here.
Digital Music Is King. So Why Did A Vinyl Record-Pressing Plant Just Open In Virginia?