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OTR column – selling albums alongside pillows and cushions

Dedicated record shops may be closing down, but furniture and homeware shops are becoming vinyl slingers

Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 13:55

   

You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “By the and large, the record shops have been chased out of town. There are some shops left where brave souls continue to fight the good fight, but the rest have put up the white flag and got rid of their last box of sale-or-return CDs. You can’t blame them as it’s hard to face down a combination of changing customer behaviour, the cavalier greed of the property market and a ridiculous fixation on the short term by the bigger chains.”