Did record labels really sabotage vinyl on purpose?

Tom Pakinkis

Independent retailers have claimed that record labels deliberately lowered the quality of vinyl records they produced in the Eighties in order to accelerate the popularity of CD.

The opinion is aired by multiple music shop owners speaking in new film Last Shop Standing, which brings together the experiences of independent music retailers from across the country to document ‘the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop’.

“It took a few years but vinyl suddenly vanished and nobody wanted ...

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