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Opinion: How sustainable are new trends toward vinyl collecting?

Streaming seems to be the way forward in music consumption; it is cheap, accessible, and instantaneous – three big buzzwords in modern life. In only a few decades, streaming has grown to provide more than 75 per cent of  the US music industry’s revenue per year. We have never had a better or an easier […]

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Wee Red Record Fair offers a fresh approach to music consumption

Last weekend, the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) held a record fair, an opportunity for some of Edinburgh’s independent labels, sellers and DJs to come together to showcase their latest releases. Delving through huge physical volumes of music may not be everyone’s idea of fun, and of course, relatively few people […]

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HMV: what might the future hold for the troubled retailer?

Standing on the ornate steps of the National Gallery, Princes Street bustles around you with hordes of bodies sweeping over the uneven pavement. By walking in any direction, you collide with crowds of tourists armed with oversized bags from designer shops, locals doing their weekend rounds, or the elderly nipping in and out of department […]