Many people think it crazy that record collectors habitually visit record stores, markets, fairs and boot sales to dig through endless crates of dusty, damp vinyl. So I thought I'd pull out various records from my own collection and re-tell the stories behind the finds! Who knows, maybe this will help re-dress the balance a little.
The Quietus have just undertaken the most in-depth investigation into the environmental impact of vinyl records. NAKED Record Club is featured heavily in this excellent piece by Jono Podmore.
Most of us will be aware of the terrifying climate change facts laid out in this week’s IPCC Report. If we are going to avoid climate catastrophe we need to act now, there’s no longer time for procrastination – it’s now or never! The recent IFPI Global Music Report shows that music revenues are soaring. As music lovers this should be a cause for celebration. But there is a question which virtually no-one is asking - what exactly is the environmental cost? Record companies have hired sustainability experts and developed environmental policies and it’s clear that many bands and artists want to help protect the planet but is the music industry doing enough? And does anybody really understand the...
We have watched vinyl record sales increase year on year for 14 years BUT yesterday was a record breaker. Global sales increased by a massive 51.3%. What does this mean for the environment?
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