Rough Trade record store in New York covers 15,000 square feet, making it the largest in the city. The store opened in 2013 at a time when many traditional record stores were closing.
Singer Mark Ronson at Rough Trade's flagship London store. The company relaunched in 2007 with a mandate to promote vinyl as a cultural experience -- a "third place" between work and home.
Global vinyl sales rose 54% in 2014, partly driven by the introduction of "Record store day" around the world. The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo attended her city's event in 2015.
A machine presses vinyl albums at the Optimal record plant in Roebel, Germany. The vinyl industry is operating above capacity with old equipment performing heavy workloads.
The skills to operate specialist equipment are also in short supply, a growing concern.
Manufacturers cannot greatly scale up volume, but they are producing more novelty editions, including colored and clear records.
Special edition of Notwist's "Close to the Glass."
Analysts believe vinyl's future could be as a luxury niche, with collectors investing in equipment and curating themed events.