Cassette tape

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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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‘A journey through the past’: lost music of the Palestinian uprising is restored
Mo’min Swaitat uncovered 10,000 tapes in the West Bank during lockdown, and digitised Riad Awwad’s intifada album

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

12, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Writers’ notes: the record labels remixing novels into music
Fiction has been adapted into popular films and TV for years – but now there is growing interest in bespoke scores for novels

George Bass

27, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lou Ottens obituary
Engineer whose invention of the audio tape cassette brought benefits to both listeners and performers

Michael Carlson

17, Mar, 2021 @4:31 PM

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'Mixture of Jane's trendy records!!!': discover readers' cherished mixtapes
Following the death of Lou Ottens, creator of the cassette tape, Guardian readers share the romances, friendships and discoveries his invention generated

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

16, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Thank you for the music, Mr Ottens. Nothing will ever top the mixtape | Barbara Ellen
The death of the inventor of cassettes should sadden anyone for whom they were the final word in cool

Barbara Ellen

13, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Tell us: what is your most cherished mix tape?
We would like readers to send photos of their most cherished cassette tapes – and to tell us the story behind it

Guardian community team

11, Mar, 2021 @3:24 PM

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‘Right now I’m into Libyan reggae’: the music label delving into the Arab world's back catalogue
Jannis Stürtz has trawled Casablanca and rooted around a factory in Sousse for music. The Habibi Funk founder talks about his passion for Tunisian disco, Sudanese jazz and Lebanese soft rock

Alexis Petridis

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK music streaming hits a high note amid the lows of Covid
Lewis Capaldi leads the way as format accounts for more than 80% of music consumption in 2020

Gwyn Topham

04, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Cassette tape revival: a seductive format, or object fetishism?
The current fad may not last, but underground cassette culture will survive

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Nov, 2019 @8:01 AM

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Back in the loop: why cassette tapes became fashionable again
Magnetic ribbon for format once the preserve of police interviews is in short supply

Zoe Wood

09, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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