The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing honored Jack at their 10th annual GRAMMY Week celebration at the Village Studios in Los Angeles on February 8th where he also received the President’s Merit Award from Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. Watch Jack’s full acceptance speech and a recap of the evening featuring a special performance by Lillie Mae.
Third Man Records is proud to announce the official opening of its state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in the heart of Detroit’s historic Cass Corridor neighborhood on February 25th. The past year has been spent investing creative energy and passion into crafting a meticulously designed boutique vinyl record production facility with a unique customer experience, providing visual evidence to visitors of vinyl’s beauty and importance. Third Man Pressing is an investment in Third Man Records’ hometown, a neighborhood within a city both rich with musical history, creating a space that is as inspiring as it is prolific.
As the first label to operate a fleet of brand new, environmentally efficient pressing machinery within a purpose-built manufacturing infrastructure, Third Man Pressing minimizes water waste by using recycled water from the record curing process in the air conditioning system, thus creating the only fully climate-controlled pressing plant work environment in the world. Each pressing station is outfitted with a digital touch screen control for temperature, hydraulic compression, and extruder speed, equaling increased control for the highly trained staff as well as a superior product. The plant was engineered to not only be environmentally sustainable, but also community sensitive with its innovative noise reduction construction techniques.
Read more about the pressing plant features and find out about the opening day festivities on February 25th at Third Man Records Cass Corridor here.
This past weekend, Third Man Upholstery showed off a recent job from Jack White on Instagram. The work was done on the original couch in Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN. White was thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the couch back to life after being contacted by the Phillips family. The family was amenable and kept an open mind, giving White free reign on fabric and color choice. Before and after pictures can be seen below.