Great post here about Record Store Day from!

The Electric Honeypot.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

Flashback ten years or so and the friendly (for the most part) independent record store was a staple fixture in most towns across the UK and further afield. Now, with this alarming statistic ringing in our ears, the depleting independent stores are, if at all, limited to survival in the major cities, in the UK at least.

How did this happen? Well, there are a couple of key factors that led to this situation – you probably know what they are and have most likely contributed to them, consciously or not.

During that same space of ten years we’ve seen music move from on the shelves to online with Amazon, Play, and the launch of the undeniably revolutionary iTunes music store, all taking a huge piece of the music sales pie. Factor in…

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