Independent Film Documents the Rise, Fall, & Rebirth of Record Stores

Marc HenshallUncategorized1 Comment

While we’re on the topic of vinyl… A new independent film has just been released documenting the rise, fall, and rebirth of independent record stores. The film entitled Last Shop Standing was released on 10th September, and features music industry leaders as well as musicians including: Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon. The independent record store is depicted as a place for musical education, and to discover new bands and music. As high street brands also begin to feel the pinch, will digital downloads continue to stick the final nail in the coffin for record stores?

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Last Shop Standing can be purchased on Amazon from the link below:


  • Marc Henshall

    Marc is the owner of Sound Matters and a musician with a BSc Honours Degree in Music Technology. His love for records grew in the fallout from digital downloads and a feeling that, somehow, without the physical medium, the magic was lost.

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