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Childish Gambino to release virtual reality vinyl

Wonder what it's all about...

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Best Art Vinyl 2016 Voting is Open!

Quite a lot of releases we worked on there :) 

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Official List of the Most Valuable Vinyl Records in the World by Love Antiques & Phil Barton [Sister Ray]

You obviously know which one is the first, but what about the other nineteen? 

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Colllage of latest covers

Latest releases manufactured by Key

Take a look at some of the releases we manufactured this month! Featuring Stranger Things Soundtrack, Hope Sandoval, Midlake and more!

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Key announce merger with Modo Design and Production

Key Production have aquired the Brighton based specialist packaging company Modo Design in a merger that strengthens both companies' core business  and expertise within the field.

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Sirens cover artwork.

Nicolas Jaar ‘Sirens’ scratch-card sleeve

Experimental dance producer Nicolas Jaar releases his new album Sirens as a limited edition vinyl pressing with scratch-off ink and a 25 cent coin to scratch away the surface to reveal the image beneath.

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Mac Millar ‘Best Ever Day’

Mac Miller ‘Best Day Ever’ etched vinyl

Rostrum Records has officially re-released Mac Miller’s album Best Day Ever as a specially remastered 5th anniversary edition on etched vinyl and with new artwork.

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White Lies ‘Friends’ multi-tape boxset and picture disc designed by Big Active

After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies release their fourth album Friends on October 7th available as a limited edition multiple cassette tape version with lyric and picture book.

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Interactive 3D Animations by Animagraffs show how a turntable works

Amazing 3D animations to better understand how a turntable works.

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Latest releases manufactured by Key Production

Some of the releases we manufactured this month in pics!

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Album of the Month

Album of the Month: Neil Cowley Trio ‘Spacebound Apes’

Widely acclaimed as a composer of dynamic, cinematic music and having “genuine vision” (The Sunday Times), pianist Neil Cowley presents his latest creation.

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AIM Awards 2016 in Pictures

AIM Awards 2016 in pictures

Gallery of pictures from the night!

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AIM Awards

AIM Awards nominees focus

Once again we’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing artists and record labels, who have put out some top notch beautiful releases. We’re proud of all of them and we’re happy to see them nominated for our favourite awards of the year.

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Father John Misty_I Love You, Honeybear Dioramic Sleeve Case Study

Father John Misty ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ dioramic sleeve case study

Deluxe vinyl edition including coloured vinyl in a dioramic, Meta-Musical Funtime gatefold jacket with pop up sleeve. Also includes a fold-out poster, featuring a collage of Emma Tillman’s intimate photos, designed by Alia Penner and an extensive Exercises for Listening written by Josh Tillman.

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Album of the Month: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve ‘The Soft Bounce’

We’re super pumped at having worked with Phantasy to manufacture the impressive deluxe edition of the album. Housed in a hard mirrored gatefold, possibly the world’s first, and only fully reflective record sleeve. Pressed onto heavyweight black vinyl and featuring the same 11 tracks as the other editions, this beautiful artefact has to be seen to be believed.

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The UK Leaving the EU Would Change the European Music Industry

The UK leaving the EU would change the European music industry

Read about how the UK leaving the EU would change the European music industry, with interviews to a number of music professionals including our MD Karen Emanuel.

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A Nostalgia Trip to the Last Cassette Tape Factory in the U.S

A nostalgia trip to the last cassette tape factory in the U.S.

National Audio Company, which is located in Springfield Missouri, is the last factory in the United States that still manufactures cassette tapes. 

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How to Remake a Blue Note Jazz Album – in Pictures

How to remake a Blue Note jazz album – In Pictures

The vinyl revival continues. Founded in 1978, Music Matters Jazz is dedicated to re-releasing new pressings of historic Blue Note jazz titles. Each of the reissued albums is restored and remastered from the original analogue master tapes.

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Liverpool Sound City+ Tweet Chronicles

Sound City + is a two-day digital industry conference featuring keynotes, in conversations and workshop sessions from key digital industry figures. Take a look at what happened!

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The Great Escape 2016_Tweet Chronicles

The Great Escape 2016 - Tweet Chronicles

The Great Escape is a festival for new music, showcasing more than 450 emerging artists from all over the world in 30 plus walkable venues across the city. TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. A convention takes place alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.

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album of the month

Album of the Month: RM Hubbert ‘Telling the Tree’

The latest release from Glasgow artist RM Hubbert is Telling The Trees, released on iconic Scottish label Chemikal Underground, it is the first since his debut solo outing Lost and Found appeared in 2010.

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Music Week Awards 2016 - Tweet Chronicles

The Music Week Awards in association with Google Play Music which took place on the 28 April at Grosvenor Hotel London and brought together 900 music professionals to celebrate another year of high achievement. 

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Key Production at Music Week Awards

Key Production at Music Week Awards

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Key Production at the Great City Race Supporting Youth Music

Key Production at the Great City Race Supporting Youth Music

We are delighted to announce that we have formed a staff team of 8 fantastic runners who will do their best and run their hearts out to raise money for the Youth Music Foundation!

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Record Store Day Releases Preview in Pictures

Record Store Day Releases Preview in Pictures

Record Store Day releases photo preview! 

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