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.