Vinyl inflation: Soaring record prices leave small producers in a spin

The vinyl revival continues, but is it at the expense of loyal fans and independent artists

Enda Gogarty, of Spindizzy Records in George’s Arcade: The increased price is not totally across the board, so you'd wonder how certain LPs are cheaper than others, but you're right to say that the Taylor Swift records are quite expensive. Picture Fergal Phillips

Last month, Britain announced that the cost of vinyl records will be one of the consumer goods used to measure UK inflation. It’s the first time since 1992 that vinyl has been in Britain’s notional shopping basket. This was one of a number of vinyl-related stories making headlines in recent weeks. Another, detailed the rise in the number of independent UK record shops. They’ve hit a 10-year high, up 122 shops on a decade ago, ...