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How to organise your vinyl record collection

In the Nick Hornby book (and then US made film), High Fidelity (High Fidelity movie, High Fidelity book) record shop owner Rob is caught by his friend just as he is about to reorganise his record collection. In the film, his friend looks around the room, his interest piqued, and asks how he is organising […]

Vinyl records outsell digital downloads for the first time in the UK

In the UK, as November turned to December, sales of vinyl records hit £2.4 million last week, beating the £2.1 million from digital downloads. There is also anecdotal evidence that the resurgence of vinyl is not just people of a certain reliving past musical memories. New generations buy vinyl records Kim Bayley, chief executive of […]

Leonard Cohen dies aged 82, after releasing his 14th studio album

Leonard Cohen died on Friday 11 November 2016, aged 82 at his home in Los Angeles. He had just released his 14th studio album ‘You want it darker’ to great acclaim and was preparing for a world tour. Although his music is often associated with melancholy introspection, his lyrics often had witty twists which chimes […]

Important update on Milque & Muhle Records

Here is a message from the owners of Milque & Muhle Records in Birmingham: It’s with heavy hearts we wish to inform all our wonderful customers, family and friends that we will be closing the shop at the end of this month after a bittersweet three years. It has been a pleasure to do something […]

Brexit and the music industry

As the dust settles on the historic EU referendum vote on Thursday 23 June 2016, there are some immediate issues to contend with in the UK economy and political system. At the time of writing the following economic indicators are starting to move: – Sterling is at a 30 year low against the Dollar – […]

Prince Rogers Nelson dies aged 57

The dazzlingly talented and prolific musician, formerly and currently known as Prince died on 21 April 2016, aged 57. He leaves behind a legacy of classic pop music that spanned multiple genres. He will be fondly remembered for his output, consummate musicianship, exceptional production skills and dazzling live performances. Although he could play anything, the […]

Record Store Day 2016 – Saturday 16 April

Record Store Day 2016 is happening on Saturday 16 April and over 200 participating record shops up and down the country will be marking the day with the sale of rare and exclusive records, live performances, turntables and a general celebration of all things music. To coincide with the huge release schedule, the 230 participating […]

Now with over 300 of the best Irish and UK record shops

Here at All Good Record Shops we are delighted to announce a major milestone passed with our record shop directory featuring over 300 of the best Irish and UK record shops. While we have tended to focus on UK record shops, we take a fairly broad view on what to include in the directory. We […]