Independent record shops: 10 of the best in Britain

Jude Rogers writes as follows: “Amid recession, failing high streets and the ubiquity of digital music, a handful of quirky independent record shops are quietly thriving by doing things a little differently. Union Music / Leeds: Running a burlesque boutique in a Sussex market town wasn’t enough of a challenge for Stevie Freeman. With musician […]

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Led Zeppelin: a beginner’s guide

The Guardian writes as follows: We asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to nominate the best Led Zeppelin songs for newcomers. Here are the results: 10 key tracks we hope will act as a rounded introduction to their music. We’ve put them into a YouTube playlist, or you can click each song title to […]

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Steve Jobs on the iTunes Music Store: The Unpublished Interview

  On April 28th, 2003, moments before I was about to interview Steve Jobs at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, I was jittery. Anticipation? Nerves? Excitement? You bet. All of those visceral emotions were firing. Knowing Jobs’ storied reputation as an irascible and exacting Silicon Valley CEO had me on edge. But I had prepared a […]

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OPERA: The opera novice

Until last year Sameer Rahim had little interest in classical music – but now he is hooked on opera. In a new column he offers a novice-eye’s view of this seemingly forbidding but truly magical art form. I grew up in a household where not a note of classical music was played. I must have […]

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‘CLICKGROOVE’ MUSIC STORE interview by Ollie Brooke:

Q- While Clickgroove.com is now a complete digital download store this has not always been the case, can you give us a breakdown about what prompted you to move from physical media to digital? A- The management team at ClickGroove originally came from a vinyl background as we have both run record labels that put […]

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An Interview with Don Van Cleave of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores:

 Indie Music Mogul Don VanCleave: How the owner of a small, independent record store got the attention of the big record labels and beat them at their own game. By Christina Crowe Don VanCleave wasn’t always “the man” when it came to who record companies contact first when they’ve got an interest in doing business […]

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Record Store Owner interview with Michelle Allen of Bananas Music:

Bananas is one of those crazy places that still exists.  Despite so many others claims, it is believed that they are literally the largest record store in America.  3 million records does sound like a lot…. QRD – Why did you start your store?  Michelle – We had a book store first & starting selling […]

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What It’s Really Like to Work in a Music Store?

Update: Eric has enabled embedding on his videos once more; he disabled the function recently. We’ve embedded a video from his YouTube channel below. According to Andy Warhol, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes — a concept that has gelled even more with the advent of the Internet. Well, yesterday a humble music store […]

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Steve Jobs on the iTunes Music Store: The Unpublished Interview

  On April 28th, 2003, moments before I was about to interview Steve Jobs at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, I was jittery. Anticipation? Nerves? Excitement? You bet. All of those visceral emotions were firing. Knowing Jobs’ storied reputation as an irascible and exacting Silicon Valley CEO had me on edge. But I had prepared a […]

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Last Shop Standing: the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop: an interview with Graham Jones

It’s fantastic. Get a copy. It made me wonder whether the recent revival of independent record shops have a few things to teach us more generally about vibrant local economies? As a vinyl junkie and as someone who grew up in independent record shops, I wanted to explore some of the issues in the film […]

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DON VAN CLEAVE: An Interview with the Coalition of Independent Music Stores

Don Van Cleave is president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, a group of sixty prominent independent record stores located across the United States that have banded together to strengthen their market share at retail. Van Cleave also runs Junketboy, a company that specializes in securing exclusive distribution deals for independent artists. MORE

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“What It’s Really Like to Work in a Music Store” Guy Speaks:

According to Andy Warhol, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes — a concept that has gelled even more with the advent of the Internet. Well, yesterday a humble music store employee got his three-times-five when a series of vids he made called “What it’s really like to work in a music store” suddenly started […]

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CLICKGROOVE MUSIC STORE: Interview by Ollie Brooke

While Clickgroove.com is now a complete digital download store this has not always been the case, can you give us a breakdown about what prompted you to move from physical media to digital? The management team at ClickGroove originally came from a vinyl background as we have both run record labels that put out vinyl […]

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Last Shop Standing: the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop: an interview with Graham Jones:

I recently watched a fantastic documentary, ‘Last Shop Standing: the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop’ and found it very inspiring.  Here is the trailer: It’s fantastic.  Get a copy.  It made me wonder whether the recent revival of independent record shops have a few things to teach us more generally about […]

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Terry Riley In C – which one ?

Short thread, but a worthy one nonetheless HERE ===//=== Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 […]

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How to open a record shop: Inside Love Vinyl, London’s newest record shop

Originally posted June 2014 Anton spice writes ….. If you’ve decided the read this article, chances are the thought will have crossed your mind fleetingly at least once in your life. Maybe I could open a record shop. It can’t possibly be as ball-breakingly stressful as people make out, can it? And yet, the adolescent […]

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BLUE DANUBE RECORDS

They say ….. Welcome to the world of black vinyl! In order to not wake wrong hopes, we will deal with an open dock from the beginning: We are on first Place a specialised in classical records. Here however one of best Europe . That was confirmed us by so many far-travelled record customers from […]

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