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The death of the record industry


Former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania record store proprietor Paul Mawhinney owns about one million record albums and about one and a half million record singles, making his the world’s largest record collection.

This fascinating short documentary explores how he built it and, due to a struggling record industry and his own ill health, why he was forced to close his store and attempt to sell his collection.

It’s a poignant glimpse at impermanence; of a passionate human life buffeted by impersonal market machinations.

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.