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Death Waltz record store Transmission to finally open: Last March, Spencer Hickman of Death Waltz Recording Co. and artist Kimberley Holladay announced a joint venture record, toy and art store Transmission would open in Margate. While they have been retailing online, the brick-and-mortar outpost had not opened its doors. Now the store for “soundtrack aficionados” is set to launch on March 5.

QRATES launches store delivery service: QRATES has launched a new service named Store Delivery that provides artists and labels with the option to distribute their records directly from the production plant to stores across the world. The crowdfunding site, that helps people raise money to press vinyl records, has given a platform to over 1,000 projects since its inception last April, and is sure to attract more users with the expansion of its service.

Norton Records sets up shop in Prospect Heights: While the East Coast was battening down the hatches for a hefty weekend storm, specialty label Norton Records was doing the opposite: opening up shop. The independent outfit, which has made its name as the definitive provider of rockabilly reissues from the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, unveiled its first storefront, the Norton Record Shop, in Prospect Heights on January 24 — a day after New York got pummeled by Winter Storm Jonas.

Opinion: Vinyl format carries sentiment, history: Atomic Pop Shop and Lagniappe Records were previously the only two music stores that carried a large selection of LPs in Baton Rouge. But now, the city welcomes one more vinyl record distributor. Capital City Records opens its doors Friday at 4641 Perkins Rd. The music store will sell new and used records, turntables, CDs and tapes. It boasts an inventory of nearly a thousand vinyl records and some collector items like LPs from the 1960s through the ’80s that are still sealed. The new business also trades and buys records.

My Passion: Appreciation for vinyl continues to spin decades on: Records were quite expensive to buy then so you had to collect all your pocket money and paper round money and then you’d go to Brittains in Rotherham and in the record booth you could listen before your bought – I used to love being in there on a Saturday afternoon.

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