General Information

Glossary: V
First Air Date: February 14th, 2016
Last Air Date: April 17th, 2016
Created By: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rich Cohen
Star Casts: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P. J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger, Paul Ben-Victor
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 10 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Canceled
Homepage: HBO - Vinyl

Last Updated: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:52:35 +0000

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Vinyl


Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2016-02-14

New York City, 1973. Together with his partners, Richie Finestra, president of American Century Records, is on the verge of selling his struggling company to German Polygram, in a deal that includes an impending distribution agreement with Led Zeppelin. But after a disastrous meeting, it's clear that the sale is in jeopardy.

2: Yesterday Once More - Aired: 2016-02-21

With German Polygram executives in town to complete the deal for American Century, Richie delivers a bombshell that shocks the prospective buyers, as well as his partners, Zak Yankovich, ACR's head of promotions, and Skip Fontaine, head of sales. When the dust settles, the Germans storm out of the ACR offices, leaving Richie to face the ire of Zak, Skip and company attorney Scott Levitt.

3: Whispered Secrets - Aired: 2016-02-28

At a record producers' banquet honoring Maury Gold, Richie is embarrassed when the emcee, rival record exec Jackie Jervis, makes a joke about the failed German Polygram deal. Later, Maury and mob cohort Corrado Galasso pay a visit to American Century to probe a detective's recent inquiry, and Joe Corso drops by to pitch Richie a demo by his banquet date, Nora.

4: The Racket - Aired: 2016-03-06

Richie feels embarrassed at a record producers' banquet whilst a junior A&R rep attempts to court Alice Cooper.

5: He in Racist Fire - Aired: 2016-03-13

Richie manages to get on the good side of a funk superstar. Skip attempts to get rid of some Donny Osmond records.

6: Cyclone - Aired: 2016-03-20

Devon retreats to safety among old friends at the Chelsea Hotel as Richie continues to descend into a lifestyle of debauchery.

7: The King and I - Aired: 2016-03-27

Richie and Zak travel to Las Vegas with a plan to woo Elvis Presley and convince him to sign a contract with American Century.

8: E.A.B. - Aired: 2016-04-03

Richie reaches out to Galasso for a loan when he's desperate for cash. Lester gives Kip a lesson in the blues.

9: Rock and Roll Queen - Aired: 2016-04-10

The Buck Rogers murder case creates a dangerous dilemma for Richie. At American Century, Maury Gold pitches a '50s compilation LP while Zak tries to fund a band for his wedding-singer Gary, a.k.a. "Xavier." Clark and Jorge bond over an Indigo tune.

10: Alibi - Aired: 2016-04-17

Zak constructs a dangerous plan to bring down Richie. Kip's excesses threaten an important Nasty Bits gig. Clark and Jorge's efforts pay off. Richie is privy to the birth of a legendary music venue.