About

Lost Cause Vinyl is a blog that aggregates and curates music,  news, articles, and videos w/ a strong emphasis on Electronic/Experimental music genres, and Dystopian topics.

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Background

I”m a Gen X-er that worked in the tech sector of the Music Industry from late 2000 to 2010. In that time, I witnessed first hand as the tech, and housing bubble burst on the west coast of California. Frequently traveling throughout the state to work with major label musicians and soundtrack composers, I gleaned a wealth of knowledge in that time. It was the proverbial, ‘baptism by fire’ so to speak. While I miss a lot of my clients and colleagues, I would never want to be involved on any level of the major label music industry at this point. My natural skepticism, combined with years of experience, has led me to predict a huge downturn in the pro-audio market as well as music sales.

However, I will never stop bringing attention to the new music, artists, and pro-audio visionaries that I think are the exception. Sometimes the outliers are the best way to get an idea of what the average will be down the road. Regardless of this, it is an exciting time for self publishing musicians, cottage record labels, and emerging tech. I would also urge any of you financially capable of supporting these visionaries to do so. They may be the last vanguard before the music industry gets completely destroyed by major label vultures and social engineers in the tech industry.

Why I use Invidious for links

You may notice that I don’t link directly to YouTube, but instead, link to Invidio.us. Invidious allows you to watch and share YT videos without sending any direct traffic to YouTube. This also effectively cripples any annoying ads you would get while watching the links. There are alot of features you can use on Invidious links, i.e. download the video and audio files separately, play the video in the background on your mobile device, etc.

Here’s a useful archived post that explains how to use Invidious:

PSA: Use Invidious to watch YouTube videos instead of using YouTube’s own website

Supporting the Blog

If you would like to support this blog and get yourself a free stock while you’re at it, use my affiliate link to sign up for a Robinhood account. Robinhood provides 100% commission-free stock, options, ETF and cryptocurrency trades, and its account minimum is $0 too. I would rather provide you value on this blog than spam it with tacky and unnecessary ads.

Comments, suggestions, and links are always welcome. Feel free to send them via the Contact page. You can also support the blog by purchasing records on my Discogs seller page.

If you’re a record label, electronic/experimental artist, or pro-audio equipment manufacturer, I would love to hear from you. If you would like to send me a link, demo, or promo for evaluation you can do so by contacting me directly.