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TOPIC: Saving retail
#176745
Saving retail 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
At lunch with a friend yesterday I told how, if events had not conspired against me in 2000, I would have developed retail for music in the UK in order to save shops on the High Streets and elsewhere.
I'd have done deals (as Global Chairman of EMI) with the online suppliers like, now, iTunes (then, of course Napster and other developing companies like Apple) for downloading links with special deals so if someone entered a shop, it would be staffed by people who cared about and knew about music, who would say, for example, "if you like Springsteen you might enjoy this Tom Petty bloke" or "there is this new rapper called Eminem"... or "indie is adapting try this..." or... "latest Garage..."
Download to your online account through the HMV or One Stop or whichever chain or linked indie store and there's a 20% discount... that kind of thing.
 
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#176857
Re:Saving retail 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Interesting - no comments at all but 453 views.
 
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#176952
robbiex

Re:Saving retail 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Interesting to see in a recent visit to my local hmv, nearly half the shop is full of vinyl records. Who is buying it and why? I gave up on it 20+ years ago. Cds have a better quality sound, I can only think that the artwork is attracting them or the Millenials think that vinyl is a new technology.
 
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#176985
Re:Saving retail 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
robbiex wrote:
Interesting to see in a recent visit to my local hmv, nearly half the shop is full of vinyl records. Who is buying it and why? I gave up on it 20+ years ago. Cds have a better quality sound, I can only think that the artwork is attracting them or the Millenials think that vinyl is a new technology.

I prefer old crackly vinyl.
 
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#177014
andrew

Re:Saving retail 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
I still buy both formats and vinyl has a better sound.

Not everything is on CD and what I do want on vinyl is very pricey so I get it in CD.

Monkees - Pool It. Is cheaper to buy second on vinyl than second hand CD.

Remasters is just a con..White Album CD sounds better on the original release in the 80s.

Where I live it's hard to buy new releases due to lack of shops so it's either eBay or Amazon.
 
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