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survival of the independent record store

Some day this month, Vinyl Junkies, one of the few surviving independent record stores on London’s infamous Berwick Street, will close its doors for the last time. What was once “a mecca for any self-respecting record collector”, Berwick Street is now a living example of the effects of mp3 culture, with only three record stores still left standing.

It’s been the same tale for years now: record stores are dying off, and Sydney is no exception. Whether they will completely disappear or not is anyone’s guess. beats & pieces asked two surviving Sydney stores, both operating within different markets, how and why they have managed to stay viable and relevant.

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