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Soundtrack: death of the record shop

Sound It Out, a portrait of the last record shop in Teesside, North East England, is to be screened at Soundtrack Film Festival

Sound It Out Records in Teesside is surviving against the odds - Photo: Jeanie Finlay

Sound It Out will be screened at Chapter Arts Centre on November 20, and tells the story of one Northern community and its complicated relationship with records.

In the past five years, one record shop has closed every three days in the UK. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay and Spillers Records owner Ashli Todd.

Marcus Lawry of Soundtrack Film Festival said, “The slow death of the independent record shop is one of the true cultural tragedies of the digital age, and is an issue close to many people’s hearts, especially in Cardiff. 

“The musical community revolves around Spillers here, and I think the community which supports Sound It Out Records on Teesside is the key to why Jeanie Finlay’s film is so wonderful.”

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