Rise in vinyl sales at concerts gives indie artists a vital lifeline

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Musicians are discovering that selling their data at gigs is not an afterthought, but is offering an important income stream

As quickly as Roxanne de Bastion comes off stage, there's one thing on her mind – getting right down to run her merchandise stall.

“The faster the better – typically it feels a bit like those scenes in Spinal Tap, dashing down corridors to seek out the right way to get there,” stated the singer-songwriter, whose latest album was produced by the previous Suede guitarist, Bernard Butler. On a current tour, promoting copies of You & Me, We Are the Similar afterwards “was the difference between making a loss and with the ability to pay my lease for three months”.

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