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And we thought vinyl was dead

Ten years ago few could imagine the resurgence vinyl records would have. Within a couple of minutes of each other I found three shops yesterday in Manchester in the UK. Each has a point of difference yet overall serves people with a common interest. I share the photos to show that what may be losing interest today for many businesses could be successful in the future for fewer businesses.

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  1. gavin

    Ah, happy memories of working in Manchester and going to Piccadilly Records in my lunch hour to buy the latest releases…I thought those days had gone for everyone, but maybe not!

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  2. Colin, Malvern SA

    Not a good analogy for newsagents. . Vinyl disappeared 15 years ago from 99.99% of music retailers and survived in 2nd hand resell market until 2 years ago, still reliant on 2nd hand and nostalgia collectors. Books story offers better hope for newsagents hoping to stay in magazines.

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  3. James

    Its the definition of successful that’s the issue.

    As we all know simply having a shingle and an open door doesn’t make the business successful.

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  4. Mark Fletcher

    That’s true James. I have been visiting manchester several times a year for almost three years. These businesses have been there all that time from what I recall.

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  5. Clay

    Vinyl sales have been increasing for about the last 10 years. Suprisingly one of the highest selling artists last year was Taylor Swift. This article from Forbes is quite interesting.http://www.forbes.com/vinyl/#5f57c20710fc

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  6. Paul

    Isn’t it something to do with the acoustic quality of vinyl ?

    As an aside and somewhat linked to this topic it was interesting to hear Matt on the Triple J morning show make a joke about the irrelavancy of newsagents in 2016. Tells you pretty much what the major age bracket that Triple J is aimed at think of newsagencys !

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  7. Richard

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-08/vinyl-outstrips-digital-music-sales-in-uk/8102792

    May the Big 2 could replace Magazines with Vinyl or maybe we should.

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