Thursday 14 November 2019

Vinyl revival sees Golden Discs open

The return of the popularity of vinyl has resulted in a record shop opening in Sligo this week.

Golden Discs has officially confirmed it will open a store Johnston Court Shopping Centre on Saturday. The store will employ six staff, increasing that number for the festive trading period. From the Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre to the Baroque Festival to Sligo Live, there is a vibrant and varied music scene in Sligo, and Golden Discs is looking forward to becoming an integral part of this.

The Sligo store will carry the full range of Golden Discs audio and visual products, from CDs and DVDs to vinyl and accessories. A spokesperson said locals can expect to find gems just in time for Christmas such as limited-edition releases, the newly-launched 'Golden Discs presents…' vinyl compilation series, and headphones and speakers to suit all budgets.

Golden Discs reported a solid year in 2018 with turnover of €13.2 million, driven in part by continued growth in vinyl sales. 2019 is shaping up similarly with four new store openings, bringing the total number of Golden Discs stores nationwide to 21 with over 120 employees. The online store is equally successful, showing strong sales along the 15,000 product lines with particular emphasis on back-catalogue product and vinyl sales.

CEO Stephen Fitzgerald said: "We are thrilled to continue our ongoing national expansion with a new store in Sligo. The vinyl renaissance is partly driving our growth at present and our new Sligo store will reflect that with a large vinyl section with a compelling depth of catalogue as well as all the new releases."

Sligo Champion