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was a trade newspaper for the UK
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record industry. It was founded in August 1959 as a monthly newspaper covering both labels and dealers. Its founding editor was Roy Parker
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(who died on 27 December 1964). The title changed to Record Retailer and Music Industry News
shortly after launch.
With its issue of 10 March 1960, Record Retailer
became a weekly magazine and started a chart showing the top 50 records in sales.
On 5 October 1967 the title reverted to Record Retailer
and in January 1971 became Record & Tape Retailer
. The publication was relaunched on 18 March 1972 as Music Week
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.Founded in 1959 as Record Retailer, it was relaunched on 18 March 1972 as Music Week . On 17 January 1981 the title was again changed, owing to the increasing importance of sell-through videos, to Music & Video Week...