Ten years later, we published again the ‘HOUSE OF GOLDEN RECORDS: PORTUGAL’S INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES (1998–2020)’ – a needed update on the Portuguese independent record stores in Porto and Lisbon. We demonstrate that record stores began to offer not only objects for purchase but experiences associated with cultural objects and new cultural practices based on the valorization of the object and craftsmanship, as well as the phenomenon of curation in the cultural world. We then analyse independent record stores as spaces of resistance against the dematerialization of music. The emergence of a new aspirational economy is explored, based on curation and on being in the present, rebuffing the Veblenian rationale of ostentation.
Link here: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/12/6/188