Prompted by the discussion in the bargain thread, but something i’ve wondered for a while what the economics of a piece of vinyl are. You used to get pie charts for CDs, when all the discussion about how expensive they were was going on, showing how much went to artist/retailer/a&r/label/cost of production - I’m interested in how it works for a record, and in particular how much actually ends up with the artist.
I travel around the country a bit (not at the moment obvs) and see very indie record shops popping up in very unlikely places (Manningtree, Carlisle and Wokingham spring to mind). Try and buy things there when I can but wonder what their margins are on a £20 piece of vinyl, and how the shops can be economically viable. (Although those three shop examples I’ve given also do other things - wine, cafe and hi-fi equipment, respectively).