In rotation: 10/7/15

HMV revival continues with global plans: Music chain planning to expand its website into 10 countries and open a Dubai store next summer, “The UK music retailer has opened 14 new stores this year, with another three planned before Christmas. This is in stark contrast to early 2013 when the business collapsed under £176m of debt and 80 of its 223 shops were shut. It was rescued by the retail turnaround firm Hilco, which took on 141 high street stores and 2,600 employees.”

Mike Star was a godfather of Canada’s indie/punk scene: For 41 years, Mike Shulga, a.k.a. Mike Star, shared his taste in rock ’n’ roll with all who entered his Oshawa record store. “Shulga died suddenly on Sept. 11 while vacationing in Cuba. He was 64.”

Haçienda DJ and music writer Dave Haslam is selling his entire record collection: Manchester mainstay is looking to shift over 4,000 records, “It’s not often you get the opportunity to buy the complete record box from one of the most iconic clubs in UK music history. With close to 500 nights as resident DJ at Manchester’s Haçienda to his name, Haslam has amassed a collection that not only reflected but also defined the zeitgeist as the city’s love affair with post-punk and Factory Records rolled over into acid house and rave.”

The Rebirth of Vinyl Comes to New Jersey: “The “Garden State” might also be known today as the “Vinyl State.” Already home of many businesses that cater to the high end audio market, New Jersey now hosts a state of the art vinyl record pressing plant.”

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