A new record pressing plant is to open in Liverpool, housed in The Jacaranda music venue.
The address is famous for being the first home and early practise space of The Beatles, and originally opened in 1958 as a coffee shop. Renovated and re-born in 2014, it currently comprises a live venue, rehearsal studios and record store. All facilities will remain intact when the pressing plant kicks into life sometime in 2020.
The news adds more weight to the argument that demand for vinyl is continuing to climb. Five records were sold for more than $10,000 each on Discogs over the last 12 months, including two promo copies of 'Love Me Do' by The Beatles, while a counterfeit pressing plant was busted by the British Phonographic Industry and South Wales Police earlier this week.