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US vinyl sales up 21.7% for first half of 2023, report finds
Vinyl boom continues with another major leap and Taylor Swift’s Midnights leading the pack

Adrian Horton

12, Jul, 2023 @2:31 PM

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Australia’s boom in record shops: ‘Our regulars are high school kids who can stream stuff for free!’
With revenue from vinyl sales nearing $37m in Australia last year, new retailers explain why they opened record stores post-Covid

Nathan Dunne

21, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Our children will know who we were by our vinyl’: the magic and mayhem of running a record shop
Record Store Day will have music fans queuing up this weekend – but how do these shops survive, and what do they bring to the high street in 2023? Our writer puts in a shift at Jumbo in Leeds to find out

Dave Simpson

21, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Let’s go round again: the ridiculous rise of fifth-anniversary vinyl reissues
With young fans craving vinyl copies of relatively recent releases, the industry is shortening the nostalgia cycle to almost nothing. But how long can this boom really last?

Shaad D'Souza

20, Apr, 2023 @6:28 AM

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Man who made £1.2m from fake vinyl records caught out by Clash fan
Richard Hutter charged up to £35 for counterfeit albums by bands like the Beatles and Nirvana over six-year period

Steven Morris

05, Apr, 2023 @12:13 PM

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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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