Yesterday, Pitchfork reported that a material shortage has thrown a roadblock into the production of cassette tapes.

Yes, you read that right: cassette tapes.

Gamma ferric oxide is the most common material used in the magnetic strips of tape that store audio on cassettes. There’s only one factory used to refine the substance and it’s been under renovation for nearly a year — hurting a growing niche of the music industry.

While vinyl records have enjoyed a sales boom over the past decade, enjoying 30 year highs and threatening to outsell CDs, cassette tapes have also seen a significant resurgence in the past ten years.

Vinyl pressing plants have also had to work overtime producing greater numbers of records using refurbished presses, since there are no manufacturers making new ones. They often produce special editions that they ship to major retailers such as Target and Urban Outfitters, as well as independent record stores.

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