• sunrise records is still spinning

    From August Abolins@Ogg to ILink.IL_MUSIC,musicalnet.music_discussion on Fri Nov 24 21:12:00 2023
    Why Sunrise Records is still spinning

    "Well, we're still here, and I'm still here. So I think, as long as they're still making CDs and
    making records, there will still be room for record stores." (The Walrus)

    https://thewalrus.ca/why-sunrise-records-is-still-spinning/

    This is a cool story. Some Canadians might remember the HMV
    closure, and this other interested party buying up the leases
    for the HMV locations and opening up a record biz that HMV was
    convinced would have no market.

    They've done well. Since that time, the internet has become
    more ubiquitous, Sunrise is online, they sell products geared
    for audio (turntables, etc) ..HMV did not.

    A couple of take-aways from the article..

    "I've had people telling me that record stores are closing for
    probably ten or fifteen years now," says Robert Lawson, the
    store manager at the Cloverdale location for much of its
    twenty-year history. "Well, we're still here, and I'm still
    here. So I think, as long as they're still making CDs and
    making records, there will still be room for record stores."

    Putman says he enjoys the challenge of turning around a
    distressed business. "I just think they're a lot more fun than
    buying a business that's just doing well." The businesses he
    buys still have potential, he says, but they're not being run
    correctly. "Yes, I want to make money. I don't think there's
    anything wrong or shameful about it. I do business to make
    money," he says. "So maybe I can sell this business, but I
    would rather have the business than the money. I love the
    businesses that I own."