|Snapshot of the article I wrote for LeftLion on the closing of The Music Exchange|
Opening in 2009 just as Selectadisc had closed its doors and coinciding with the recent resurgence in vinyl sales, the Music Exchange quickly became a hub for the Nottingham music community. Set up as a social enterprise by the charity Framework to raise additional money, not only was it a record store, it was also a place where adults could gain valuable work experience to enable them to gain employment.
All the staff and volunteers at The Music Exchange did a wonderful job making truly great place to buy records.
It was always a pleasure to be asked to help them out, whether that was DJing at various events, writing about the store in LeftLion, assisting with events, or helping to plug their various events and causes.
They had a farewell party on the last day on the shop on Saturday 19 March at The Bodega featuring live performances from Deadbeat At Dawn, Rattle and Crosa Rosa. With an afterparty featuring lots of drunk dancing later on in the night at The Broadway. It was a bittersweet way to say goodbye to the shop.
More on my thoughts about the closing of The Music Exchange can be found in this article that I wrote for the LeftLion website.
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