is an upcoming American television drama created by Terence Winter. It is scheduled to premiere on HBO on February 14, 2016. The pilot was written by Winter and George Mastras and directed by Martin Scorsese.

The first season will consist of 10 episodes.


Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl follows the exploits of record label president, Richie Finestra as he navigates through the sex and drug-addled music business. Finestra is desperate to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter. Winter serves as showrunner.



  • Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record executive trying to resurrect his label American Century.
  • Olivia Wilde as Devon Finestra, Richie's wife.
  • Ray Romano as Zak Yankovich, Richie's confidant and head of promotions at American Century.
  • Ato Essandoh as Lester Grimes, a former singer and Richie's ex-colleague.
  • Max Casella as Julian "Julie" Silver the head of A&R of American Century.
  • P. J. Byrne as Scott Leavitt, the head of legal for American Century.
  • J. C. MacKenzie as Skip Fontaine, head of sales for American Century.
  • Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Ingrid Superstar, a Danish actress favored by Andy Warhol and close friend of Richie's wife.
  • Juno Temple as Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant at American Century's A&R Department.
  • Jack Quaid as Clark Morelle, a young A&R executive at American Century.
  • James Jagger as Kip Stevens, lead singer of Nasty Bits, an early punk rock band.
  • Paul Ben-Victor as Maury Gold, a charming, avuncular record company owner.


  • Emily Tremaine as Heather, receptionist of American Century.
  • Andrew Dice Clay as Frank "Buck" Rogers, a cocaine-fueled owner of a chain of radio stations.
  • Bo Dietl as Joe Corso, an "independent promotion man" with possible ties to organized crime.
  • Robert Funaro as Tony Del Greco, chief enforcer for a New York mob boss.
  • Joe Caniano as Leo, Richie’s long-time chauffeur and confidant.
  • Val Emmich as Alex.
  • Christian Peslak as young David Johansen.


Vinyl: Music From the HBO Original Series- Volume 1 is a collection of 18 tracks that appear in the premiere episode, ranging from songs from the period, songs used in fantasy sequences/flashbacks, and tunes performed by the characters, such as Nasty Bits’ “Rotten Apple,” written by James and Mick Jagger, Luis Felber and James Dunson. The soundtrack will be released on Feburary 12th, 2016.

The soundtrack will be available in physical and digital releases. Following Volume 1’s release, each Friday, Atlantic and Warner Bros. will digitally release an EP with music featured in and inspired by the upcoming Sunday’s episode.

  1. Ty Taylor - The World Is Yours
  2. David Johansen - Personality Crisis
  3. Kaleo - No Good
  4. Sturgill Simpson - Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
  5. Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  6. Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
  7. Dee Dee Warwick - Suspicious Minds
  8. Mott the Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
  9. David Johansen - Stranded In The Jungle
  10. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
  11. Ty Taylor - Cha Cha Twist
  12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It’s Just Begun
  13. Soda Machine - Want Ads
  14. The Meters - Hand Clapping Song
  15. Soda Machine – Slippin’ Into Darkness
  16. Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
  17. Nasty Bits - Rotten Apple
  18. Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You



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