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118. Tom Hill

February 6th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

The reason I’m funding it is due to lots of reasons. One is because I like to think people working in creative mediums should try support each other where possible – be it financial, promotional or motivational etc… But as a musician who releases records via labels and record shops – both online and on the street – music in tangible form is fast becoming a thing of the past to many people who don’t even consider music in any other format than digital which is a shame. Certainly, as a teacher of Music Technology, some of my students aged 16 or even 18 have never owned a CD or vinyl record. Many of them don’t see the value in record shops.

This documentary could not only help promote the importance of record shops and how they help you as a music fan but, if all fails, it could be an historical document of an endangered species and hopefully bring about a revival further down the line.

The first and last records I bought:
First record I personally paid for was Led Zeppelin 2 on Vinyl from my local music shop. Perhaps ironically, the last album I bought was a paid download from Boomkat Records by Danny Norbury called Light In August.

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.