Record stores with more than music

Using store space to operate cafes and host live gigs helps draw new customers

While streaming music has become the norm, music fans who prefer the warmth and tactile feel of physical formats have never had it so good.

The number of record stores specialising in vinyl, for example, has increased from fewer than 10 to more than 30 in the last six years, say industry insiders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2018, with the headline 'Record stores with more than music'. Print Edition | Subscribe