CHECK IT OUT: STATE OF THE RECORD STORE

Seattle Times

In preparation for Record Store Day, this Saturday April 17, the Seattle Times talks with local record store owners about the state of the independent brick-and-mortar record store.  Since 2004, faced with the popularity of digitally downloaded music, intense price pressure from big-box discounters and economic uncertainty the number of indie-music stores nationwide has declined 40 percent to about 1,930. There has been an uptick in vinyl sales and Matt Vaughan, owner of Easy Street Records, is proud of what a store can offer that digital downloads can’t, “Come to a place like this, and you’re hearing music, people are talking about music, and it just feels more real.” To read the full article follow the above link.

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