Music retailer HMV calling in the administrators should be a bit of a wake-up call for us all. It may be easier, and indeed cheaper, just to order something online but the cumulative effect it has on our high street is devastating.
As someone who lives in the countryside and doesn’t have a shopping centre on my doorstep, I’m as guilty of buying online as anyone.
But are things we can all do to help save our high street and shopping locally is a key one.
The future of HMV is currently unclear, as well as the possible impact on the music distribution industry, but remember there are a lot of other independent music retailers out there that could also do with your business. For a list of them, see check out this link and find one in your area: Local Record Shops