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Metallica buy vinyl factory as format outsells CDs for first time in US since 1987
The thrash metallers have secured their own supply of the high-value format, which is enjoying a 16th consecutive year of growth, ahead of the release of a new album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Mar, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Turning tables: the UK’s new vinyl manufacturer riding the music revival
For the past year a Middlesbrough pressing plant has been helping artists make records, and there is no sign of demand slowing down

Jessica Murray

01, Jan, 2023 @3:16 PM

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Taylor Swift propels UK vinyl sales past CDs for first time in 35 years
Exclusive: Midnights LP purchases push UK record sales above 5.5m in 2022 in ‘watershed moment’ for vinyl revival

Mark Sweney

27, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘My friends call me the BlackBerry queen!’ Meet the people clinging on to old tech – from faxes to VCRs
You can keep your iPhones, emails and streaming videos. Aren from London, Lisa from St Louis and Billy from Wigan are quite happy with old-fashioned alternatives. And there are plenty more where they came from

Lizzie Cernik

23, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From vinyl to streaming: music writers on how they consumed the Top 40
Crying over the Spice Girls, recording off the radio and raging against the sales machine: our writers recount how they consumed the singles chart

Alex Needham, Alexis Petridis, Laura Barton, Laura Snapes, Tayyab Amin and Sophie Walker

18, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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On my radar: Kayo Chingonyi’s cultural highlights
The award-winning poet on his favourite New York record store, the mindfulness of taking photos on film cameras, Ann Patchett’s captivating essays and the lyrical appeal of Medellín

Kayo Chingonyi

20, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Vinyl fantasy: how gamers fell in love with records
Gaming albums have been steadily rising in popularity since the early 2010s. Players and creators explain why

Keith Stuart

25, Jul, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Bob Dylan’s £1.5m Blowin’ in the Wind vinyl is a bespoke insult to pop music
This ultra-elitist one-off auction item not only flies in the face of the genre – but runs counter to the spirit of the song itself

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Plea after ‘irreplaceable’ records accidentally sold at Derbyshire car boot sale
Relative mistakenly sold ‘shocked and horrified’ Buxton woman’s inherited vinyls for less than £1 each

Miranda Bryant

25, Jun, 2022 @6:06 PM

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I love an LP, but spare me the Vinyl Snob going on like a broken record | Barbara Ellen
Just what is it about a day celebrating music stores that sets off those who fetishise format over pleasure?

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Canals, charcuterie and beer: the weird ways record shops are staying afloat
This weekend’s Record Store Day will give indie shops a cash boost – but it’s not enough. UK shopkeepers explain why they’re diversifying to survive

Joe Muggs

22, Apr, 2022 @11:21 AM

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