In rotation: 1/20/15

A HMV? “HMV surpasses Amazon to regain spot as UK’s No. 1 physical music retailer”

A FYE? “End of an era: Fayetteville’s last record store, FYE, closes Jan. 28″

Hang Your Head: “Metalhead record shop Black Mess Records is closing its doors at the end of the month”

The Tiny Record Shop is a boutique venture, occupying a leased 9-by-14-foot space in the back of the gift shop Token, at 804 Queen St. E., just east of Broadview Avenue. Where the city’s popular vinyl stores (Sonic Boom, Rotate This) are funkier, bigger and louder west-end concerns, this east-side counterpoint is tidy, bright and part of a family-oriented neighbourhood.”

Swoon: “…But for all the predictions, a different story appears to be on the page. In a twist straight out of an Agatha Christie novel, this month booksellers reported that physical books are back in vogue.”

“It’s just months away from completion and once it’s finished it will be one of a kind in Canada. Canada Boy Vinyl is set to open a pressing plant right here in northeast Calgary, complete with a recording studio and record store.”

“Rock music is more popular than any other genre in the US, according to latest figures.”

“The Danes cashing in on a record year for vinyl: The sale of vinyl music and record players has rocketed in recent years, Metroxpress reports.”

BBC Radio 4’s The Single Life revealed the romance of vinyl

“The door to Lolipop Records’ Echo Park studio is always open. “For me, it’s a way of saying everyone is a part of this,” says Wyatt Blair, 23, Lolipop’s shaggy-haired founder and drummer for one of the label’s flagship bands, psych rockers Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel.”

“Bexhill record store owner Nick Saloman is thrilled with the accolade of best music shop 2014, awarded by Shingdig! magazine. He admits he was “quite impressed” when told he had won the award as a result of an end-of-year readers’ poll, beating the likes of Rough Trade East and Flashback in London, Groucho in Dundee, and Jumbo in Leeds, which took second place.”

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