Articles tagged: Argentina

You may have heard about The Record Store Day and The Bookstore Day. But have you ever heard about The Vinyl Day? In Buenos Aires we have all of the above. Actually, and since we Argentinians are very nocturnal people, we hold these at night. The Record Store Night takes place in November, and The…

Last time I was about to prove to you that over protective measures towards domestic markets can backfire – damaging many industries, such as entertainment’s. In 2010, Argentina became just as overprotective. Let’s see. Certain goods’ entry was downright banned, in order to enhance local industry – best known as import substitution. Some of that…

I am just going to prove to you that protective economic measures could kill the record industry. How? By creating the perfect conditions in which piracy simmers, develops and then rises full-force. This paradox has never been so evident to me. Moreover and unfortunately, this paradox also touches the film industry. Maybe more even so,…

Not only did I choose to talk about this topic because of its chronic relevance, but also for personal reasons –  I find it fascinating. This is going to be more of a picture-heavy post. After all, don’t they say that an image is worth a thousand words? When I was young, I used to…

This is a story of resistence. Del Cielito Records is an Argentinian recording studio and independent record label. It sells physical records. Independently. In South America. Call it ‘the mother of all struggles’. In order to understand what Del Cielito is so special, first there is something you should know. Argentina has a very extensive…

Record Stores did survive the emergence, development and dominance of the digital format. At least some did. And mind you, most of them do not just ‘thrive’ to survive but are actually very successful and profitable. Some of them are even iconic. What do they have in common? Small and cozy. Offer curated titles. Owned…