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Music's Not Dead

Featured Store: Music’s Not Dead

Music’s Not Dead is not just a record shop. It is a mission statement that owner Del Querns lives by. Del was a long-time employee of Powerplay, a chain of record shops on the south coast. The owners had decided to close the business down, saying that record retailing was dead. Del was not convinced […]

AmericanaFest 2019

AmericanaFest 2019 Honours and Awards nominees

The nominees for the 18th annual Americana Honours & Awards were announced last night from the rehearsals ‘Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples’. The nominees were announced live on Facebook by the presenters of last years awards, The Milk Carton Kids, who were joined by Mavis Stables for the Artist of the […]

Sound Knowledge

Featured Store: Sound Knowledge

Roger Mortimer, owner of Sound Knowledge, is a Wiltshire lad, born in Melksham in 1959. He tuned into music at a young age, having an older brother and sister, and spent his early years listening to their musical purchases, including the Beatles, the Stones and Otis Redding. The listening habit developed during summer holidays spent […]

Let It Roll Records

Featured Store: Let It Roll Records

When successful TV and film editor Kieran Smyth realized he no longer wanted to be a successful TV and film editor, he turned to the thing he’d always loved: music, and especially vinyl records. “I’ve lived in Kentish Town since 2005 and had always thought it would be great to have a really good record […]

Resident Music

Featured Store: Resident Music

Owned by Derry Watkins and Natasha Youngs, Resident Music is one of the world’s best record shops. It was winner of England’s Favourite Independent Record Shop in a poll organised for Record Store Day. It’s a far cry from the day before they opened, when Natasha, perched halfway up a ladder painting the shop, heard […]

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