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The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer by Jason Emsley

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Chapter 4. Finding, Organizing, and Storing Your Music

Traveling with vinyl these days has become both inconvenient and absurdly expensive. Some airlines still allow passengers two bags without extra cost—one carry-on and one check-in—while many other airlines charge for any baggage other than one carry-on. This presents obvious drawbacks to luggage-laden travelers, and it is only the beginning of the headache that traveling with records has become.

Don’t get me wrong; I love my wax, and I still buy vinyl. In fact, I love it so much that I still travel to gigs with a bag of at least 100 records. However, I was recently forced to pay £90 GBP (approximately $140 USD at the time) to check my records. Bear in mind, that particular expense was for ...

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