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Posts Tagged ‘Record Store Day’

Record Store Day: Let’s Celebrate

An insightful look at the ways in which we discover, listen to and enjoy music...

Written by Gemma Dietrich

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Record Store Day is like the Christmas of the music world. Music lovers from all over the world come together in unity to support their local record stores and favourite artists. In an age where digital music is overtaking the market at an incredible speed, it’s wonderful to watch people celebrating actual, real, records and all that they embrace.


Luck would have it, records are back in fashion. Hipsters, we salute you. This is good news for the independent record store market and according to the official Record Store Day website more than forty new shops have opened in the UK high streets in the last 5 years, with sales of vinyl albums already up 74% this year alone. Despite the recent increase in vinyl sales, the digital transformation of society and the music industry is progressively replacing our physical music collections with online streaming services, which we now rely on to hear our favourite tracks. Let’s hope the internet doesn’t do a dinosaur on us and become extinct.

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Sound It Out: an interview with Jeanie Finlay

'High Fidelity with a Northern accent.' We chat to film maker Jeanie Finlay about her acclaimed documentary on the last independent record store on Teesside.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Sarah-Jayne Brain Record shops have always been a particular haunt of mine – from my (short-lived) days as a superstar student DJ when I’d go on the hunt […]

Wood Festival 2011: a special preview interview with founder Robin Bennett

The wonderful Wood Festival was founded by the brothers Bennett, the fabulous family behind Truck Festival and Truck Store. I decided to get the downlow from Robin in advance of this year's Wood Festival at Braziers Park.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival is mere weeks away, sale so what better opportunity to catch up with one of the founders? I asked Robin what inspired him to create this fabulous boutique […]