Posted on | April 17, 2012 | Comments Off
There is a country wide campaign in the UK to keep our record shops alive and kicking, it culminates in a series of events all around the country this weekend. Our record shops are a declining breed, with iTunes and even illegal downloading of music having a detrimental impact on the number of people actually visiting the shops themselves. Some might say that it’s just the way things are, with many high street shops closing down as people buy more and more over the internet, but it would really be a shame if we completely lost the ability to wander into town and browse the new releases, not to mention the often fanatical help we receive from the staff and owners of the smaller independent music shops.
So, if you are wondering what to do this weekend, see if your local independent record shop is doing anything. Ours has several bands playing at the club next door with special editions available in the shop, the bands are also going to be available for signings.