It’s not a secret anymore: the recording industry is really singing the blues these days. In the 1980s, the majors were predicting that the compact disc would wipe the good old vinyl record off the map.

Thirty years later, the CD is now under siege, taken over by digital downloads, even by its once-condemned predecessor, vinyl! The current digital onslaught has turned everything upside down, but vinyl never disappeared completely like its predecessors, the phonograph cylinder and the 78-rpm record. But if it hadn’t been for DJs, even that peculiar brand of music-lover known as the audiophile, it may well have fallen by the wayside. Read more