Golden Discs

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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Market turns around: Sales of vinyl jump by more than 40 per cent at Golden Discs.

Revenues rose by nearly 9 per cent at Golden Discs last year with a more than 40 per cent rise in sales of vinyl helping to push turnover over the 13 (...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

Golden Discs chief executive Stephen Fitzgerald in the group’s new Liffey Valley store in west Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Golden Discs is opening three new stores this month, bringing its store count to 19 as it aims to attract customers back into bricks and mortar music (...)

Golden Discs in Cork: ‘Super-fans are increasingly turning to physical formats.’

Golden Discs has reported a profit of €173,704 for the year 2017 and signalled that it expects vinyl sales will be at their highest this year since th(...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

British singer Mark E Smith, of the band The Fall performs at the Primavera Sound 2010 music festival in Barcelona in 2010. Photograph:  Marta Perez/EPA

Part-Anthony Burgess, part-punk-Andy Capp, Mark E Smith was a fierce art intelligence and a hero of polar opposition. A weird anti-London diplomat for(...)

Amazing artwork: Homogenic by Björk

When I was young, I usually spent my weekends with my dad and my sisters. On this particular Saturday, we made our way to Golden Discs in Stillorgan. (...)

What exactly is bitcoin and how can I make a packet from it? Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Twenty eighteen is nearly upon us and people are busy purchasing pristine day planners and trendy athleisure gear in the vain hope that they will insp(...)

Carl Pownall shows off his impressive Subbuteo set and stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

In the early summer of 1983 then I finally retired the Triumph 20 to the shed where I watched it happily rust for years after. In its stead, I took po(...)

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