Rainbo Records Vinyl Pressing Plant Closing After 80 Years

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Rainbo Records has been urgent vinyl in Canoga Park, California since 1939 and has turn into one of many vinyl trade’s largest urgent crops. After 80 years, the plant is shutting down. Representatives from Rainbo confirmed the story, which was initially reported by Digital Music News, to Pitchfork. Rainbo president Steven Sheldon despatched a be aware to shoppers revealing {that a} an lack of ability to barter with the corporate’s landlord led to the plant shuttering. Rainbo goes out of enterprise on January 31 of subsequent yr.

Sheldon confirmed the information in a press release to Pitchfork, although he refuted earlier claims that Rainbo was going out of enterprise as a result of an unwillingness to pay the next lease. “The news is true unfortunately,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The details are not all correct, it was not because the landlord raised the rent too steep where we were not willing to pay. They just decided that they did not want manufactures in there building any longer and has other plans for the space.”