… which was celebrated two weeks ago, but it’s still welcome. The Independent reports on the situation in England:
It’s not all doom and gloom. For the savvy shop owners, it’s not just about the traditional set up of a shop selling CDs. Some have branched out to put on in-store gigs, drawing in a wider client base. Others have established a record label. Of those that have already shut shop, many have continued to trade online, launching an internet store which not only their regular locals can continue to use, but so can clients all over the world. Most existing stores have opened an online store in the hope of fighting the decline and stay afloat. So there is life beyond the record shop.