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End nigh for indie record stores?

News: 27th May 2010 by Stef Loukes under Selling & Distributing Your Music

According to new survey by Which?, some news that won't come as a major surprise to many working in the music industry. The massive decline of the numbers of independent record stores. And although consumers are still buying CDs they prefer to buy online not instore choosing to opt for cheaper prices available on the internet. Discounted supermarket deals are also being blamed for the continued decline of local indie stores. The industry has commented that this means one thing for emerging and unsigned artists, fewer labels investing in new signings. The king is dead, long live DIY. 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/7767333/Three-quarters-of-all-independent-music-shops-have-closed-down-in-the-last-decade.html


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Independent record shops, digital music

 

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