Making Vinyl has announced that in collaboration with The RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America) and the Media-Tech Association, that they will begin to explore the topic of vinyl quality standards at this years Making Vinyl Conference in Detroit, with the goal of updating the standards for vinyl records.

As per the announcement: “Manufacturing specifications for vinyl were last updated in 1978. The advent of new manufacturing technologies and resurgent popularity of vinyl prompted music industry leaders to review existing specifications and evaluate whether updated standards could help further advance the vinyl market.”

As we previously announced, vinyl reviews. will be attending the Making Vinyl conference next month as an official media partner. We’ll be sharing updates about the development of these standards as they become available and invite you to submit any questions you might have about this topic via our Facebook page.

Stay tuned.