100 Years of The British Music Store

We’re pleased to share with our members a directory of British physical bricks & mortar retail music stores, set against a historical context of those that were around 100 or more years ago.

This report provides a comprehensive listing of all Physical Music Stores in Britain as of the beginning 2022, with comparisons to stores in 2018 & c1914. It certainly shares an interesting historical perspective.

The report is written by Dr Mark Pulman, who lectures in Music at University Centre Colchester.

Mark has recorded a short 4 minute video, which serves as a really useful overview of the research project and it’s purpose:

If you own or work for a British music shop, you are bound to spot your own business in the report. As Mark says, you can get in touch if you notice any errors or omissions.

Here is the report, we hope you find it of interest:

Covid 100 Years of the British Music Store 2022

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