I recently wrote a freelance story exploring the business of running a record store in my home town:
It wasn’t long ago that the LP record was considered a dead format and music retailers, an endangered species.
But in 2015 the LP is hip again, riding seven consecutive years of rising sales volumes. Consumers, fueled by nostalgia, Record Store Day sales, a need to unplug from the digital world or what have you, are rediscovering the brick-and-mortar record store.
Ann Arbor’s four holdouts have survived a remarkably long time, even if most of them wouldn’t exactly consider these the boom times.
Read the rest of the story here.