Article Archive

Here you will find articles about video game vinyl. This is a work in progress and any input as to the shape of this will be appreciated. Also if you have any articles that I’ve missed feel free to send them this way and I will include them here.


Gotta get ’em all – FOMO in the World of VGM Vinyl” by Kevin, Cartridge Thunder Blog, August 5, 2020

Game-Soundtracks auf Vinyl – mehr als eine Nische?” by Achim Fehrenbach, IGM Online, August 3, 2020 (in German)

The Challenges of Bringing Video Game Music to Vinyl” by Willem Hilhorst, Nintendo World Report, June 9, 2020

Are bootlegs game soundtracks damaging the industry” by Mat Ombler,, May 6, 2020

Black Screen Records | Spiele-Soundtracks auf Vinyl? Einfach machen!” by Dennis Strillinger, Welcome To Last Week, March 19, 2020 (in German)

Videospiel-Klassiker Dieser Kölner presst den Klang der Helden auf Platten” by Dominic Röltgen, Kölnische Rundschau, February 17, 2020 (in German)


Inside Yetee Records, Video-Game Music’s Most Inventive Label” by Zoe Camp, Bandcamp Daily, November 19, 2019

How Video Game Music  Is Driving A Vinyl Record Resurgenceby Lauren Orsini, Forbes, August 7, 2019

Cord Worldwide and Laced Records: Helping bring music to your game – and your game to vinyl” by Marie Dealessandri, MCV, May 16, 2019

Meet the Record Label Turning Video Game Soundtracks into Super-Cool Vinyl” by Joe Donnelly, IGN, April 2, 2019


Vinyl And Video Games: An Unlikely Joining Of Forces” by Jamie, Vinyl Chapters, August 3, 2018

Why Video Game Vinyl?” by Raghav Govindarajan, WhatsitTech, April 24, 2018

Retro game soundtracks are getting a vinyl revival” by Willie Clark, Wired UK, April 21, 2018

Playing The Long Game – Videogame soundtracks on vinyl” by Giacomo Lee, Long Live Vinyl, March 23, 2018


Video Game Music and the Vinyl Record Resurgence” by Robert, Obilisk, November 15, 2017

Why we ❤ game music: Scratching the vinyl itch” by Thomas Quillfeldt, Laced With Wax, November 1, 2017

「CDより売れてる」いま海外で復権するアナログレコード市場を徹底分析。なぜゲーム音楽がわざわざレコードで愛されてるのか?【海外キーマンに聞く】” by 田中治久, 電ファミニコゲーマー, September 21, 2017 (in Japanese)

Gamer Culture’s Hottest New Collectible: Video Game Soundtracks on Vinyl” by Morgan Troper, L.A. Weekly, June 26, 2017

Data Discs: THE INTERVIEW” by Darren Browne, Games You Loved, May 26, 2017

The latest and greatest trend in vintage vinyl? Video game music” by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2017

Vinyl Takes Video Game Music Appreciation To New Levels” by Ethan Gach, Kotaku, April 23, 2017

The Wide World of Video Game Vinyl” by Will Greenwald,, March 30, 2017


How Vinyl and Indie Gaming Came Together in an Orgy of Analog-Digital Awesomeness” by Charles Singletary, Playboy, November 23, 2016

Soundtracks to Your Life: Streets of Rage 2 and OutRun Reviews, Interview with Data Discs’ Jamie Crook” by Mike Scherf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, August 15, 2016

Data Disc Records im Test: Alte Musik auf altem Medium” by Martin Woger,, August 8, 2016 (in German)

How iam8bit Picks Their Vinyl Video Game Soundtracks” by Steve Haske, Inverse, July 22, 2016

Groovin’: Video Game Soundtracks Return To Vinyl” by H. B. Duran, [a]list, July 15, 2016

The Cottage Industry of Indie Game Soundtracks” by Casey Jarman, Bandcamp Daily, June 15, 2016

Das Spiel auf dem Plattenteller: Soundtracks auf Vinyl” by Sonja Wild, Superlevel, March 29, 2016 (in German)

A Return to Label Love: The 405 meets Ghost Ramp” by William Tomer, The 405, March 29, 2016

The Pipeline: Video Game To Vinyl” by Gavin Sheehan, Salt Lake City Weekly’s Daily Feed, March 24, 2016

SEGA on Vinyl: New Life for Four Classic Game Soundtracks” by Jeremy Parish, USgamer, February 25, 2016

Inside Data Discs, the M2 of Video Game Vinyl” by Jeremy Parish, USgamer, February 24, 2016

How record label Ghost Ramp is embracing games” by Andy Kelly, PCGamer, January 26, 2016

Soundtracks to Your Life: Axiom Verge, Mother, Shenmue, Streets of Rage, Mega Man” by Mike Scharf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, January 17, 2016


Interview: Jamie Crook | Data Discs” by Nick Spacek, Starburst Magazine, November 22, 2015

From Cartridge To Club: A Look At The Labels That Recontextualise Video Game Music” by Sam Eckhardt, Noisey, November 11, 2015

Video Games On Vinyl” by Brent Lindquist, No Continues, October 28, 2015

Interview with Ship to Shore Phono Co.” by Mike Scherf, Bearded Gentlemen Music, October 28, 2015

Video Games On Vinyl? Check Out The Video Game That Was A B-Side!” by Matt Keely, Unicorn Booty, October 16, 2015

Vinyl Fantasy: How limited edition records are taking video game soundtracks to the next level” by Mike Driver, The Vinyl Factory, September 22, 2015

How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games” by Charlie Brigden, Eurogamer, September 13, 2015

Merch ado about gaming: How being a geek became cool” by Matthew Jarvis, MCV, September 9, 2015

The Megadrive megamix – how classic videogame soundtracks went from background noise to cratedigger gold” by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian, August 27, 2015

VGM Vinyl Talk with Data Discs” by Brenna Wilkes, Original Sound Version, August 3, 2015

Game music vinyl albums: so hot right now” by Dan Morse, Press To Jump, July 23, 2015

Turntable Game Jams – The Resurge Of Vinyl & VGM” by Brenna Wilkes, Original Sound Version, June 23, 2015

Interview: Aaron Hamel on Bringing the Mother Original Arranged Soundtrack to the West” by Ron DelVillano, Nintendo Life, March 27, 2015


80s First: Video Game Released On A Vinyl Record” by Jason Gross, Rediscover The 80s, January, 2014


Collectors embrace video game soundtracks on vinyl by James B. Eldred, Goldmine, October 25, 2012

The Sound Card 007: Game Music On Vinyl” by Jayson Napolitano, Destructoid, May 23, 2012


Video Games Hidden In 80s Albums” by Susan Arendt, Wired, June 19, 2007