LP revival is wiped out by California fire

LP revival is wiped out by California fire


norman lebrecht

February 12, 2020

Apollo Masters, one of two companies in the world to make lacquer for vinyl masters, has been all but wiped out by an overnight fire.

The only other producer, MDC, is based in Japan.

The first threatens to choke off the recent shoots of LP revival.

Apollo issued this statement:
It is with great sadness we report the Apollo Masters manufacturing and storage facility had a devastating fire and suffered catastrophic damage. The best news is all of our employees are safe. We are uncertain of our future at this point and are evaluating options as we try to work through this difficult time.


  • Augustine says:

    I listen to vinyl, though these days I am more digitally inclined.

    I find it ironic that this facility was located in California given these facts on the environmental impact of vinyl records on the environment: