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Vinyl Rules | Restore Archive Storage

Published on 04 April 2019

Vinyl Rules | Restore Archive Storage

Do you remember the first record you ever bought, with your pocket money? We may be exposing our age here, not to mention our taste, but ELO, David Bowie, The Clash and XTC figure prominently…

This year’s 11th Independent Record Store Day is next Saturday, 13 April. Over 250 stores in the UK will celebrate their place in the local community and their unique culture. Stores arrange their own celebrations, so there may well be food and drink available, meet and greets, artist performances and mini festivals.

Pearl Jam are this year’s ambassadors and there will be special vinyl releases from a huge number of artists including Mark Ronson, Cheap Trick, Green Day, David Bowie, Flaming Lips, and John Grant.

The original gramophone was invented by Emile Berliner in the USA in 1894 and his 7, 10 and 12-inch discs competed with Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinders until 1929 when cylinder production finally stopped. Records reigned supreme until the advent of compact discs whereupon, in the early 1990s, major labels declared vinyl to be dead… although it continued to rule as the preferred format for DJs and dance music.

Despite MP3s and then streaming services, vinyl has seen a resurgence in popularity from a low of c200,000 album sales in 2008 to c4.1 million in 2017.

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With such regular changes in format for music and other forms of information storage, it can be hard to keep track of what you have. At Restore we can store and archive all your documents in whatever format they come (signed posters, anyone?), your magnetic tapes, cloud data and your treasured vinyl, too. And once your archives are securely stored with us they can be tracked from off-site storage and into your hands, and back again, with Dovetail, our file and asset-tracking software.

If you would like more information about Dovetail or how we can help with your archive storage just call one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service team for a chat on 0333 060 6824.

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