Video: The magic of UK music retail

A new online video showing some of the UK’s most cherished music retailers has been released – as a taster for a movie-length documentary on the subject.

You can watch the second clip from Last Shop Standing here

– in which staff at the likes of Rough Trade East, Sister Ray and Hudsons discuss the magic involved in music retail.

There are also contributions from Billy Bragg, Norman Cook and Richard Hawley.

Last Shop Standing is a collaboration between film company Blue Hippo Media and Proper Music Publishing Ltd.

Based on the successful book by Graham Jones of the same name, “Last Shop Standing” will be a 60-minute documentary to be released in the summer of 2012.

The blurb for the film says: “It will be a celebration of the unique spirit of comradeship and entrepreneurial ingenuity that has enabled so many shops to keep operating successfully against the backdrop of massive changes in the music industry, the biggest recession in years, the growth of online file sharing, and the explosion of choice in music consumption.”

(MusicWeek)

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