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Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, 'American Pie'

Jul. 18, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don McLean has listened for decades as people belted out his classic song “American Pie” at last call or at karaoke — and applauds you for the effort. “I’ve heard whole bars burst into this song when I’ve been across the room,” McLean tells The...

Legendary Shoals recording region now offering incentives

Jun. 26, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Economic developers have launched the Shoals Music Makers Recording Incentive, which will offer recipients up to a 30% reimbursement on projects recorded in the Shoals. With a goal of continuing the legendary hit-recording tradition of the area, the Shoals...

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Jun. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual growth, manufacturers are rapidly rebuilding an...