https://pitchfork.com/news/devastat...fire-threatens-worldwide-vinyl-record-supply/ So, this place supplied somewhere between 80 and 95% (depending where you read) of lacquers used worldwide, the materials required to cut a masterdisc for an vinyl record. It was one of 2 supplies, the other being in Tokyo (MDC, who only recently started taking orders from outside Japan again after struggling with demand). Even more serious is that Apollo seem to be the only manufacturer of the actual cutting heads, the styli without which you can have all the lacquers in the world but no way of making the master cut. Given how much vinyl now contributes to getting people into stores as well as having the highest margin of any music product, it's no exaggeration to suggest that this could turn into the final death knell for retail. This year's RSD is likely to have all been cut and largely even pressed but what of next year? What of the deluxe/reissue market?