Target audience: Male-skewed, 40-55. Alternative name: Vinyl Wars, Vinyl Countdown.
An emotive and fiercely competitive television series with more than a touch of humour, Vinyl Hunters is a low tariff, high volume format aimed at men who are excited by the idea of trading and dealing for profit, and who love popular music – closely identifying with its history.
The early lives of these viewers were in the golden age of vinyl – now a highly collectable commodity that’s attracting a whole new generation of dealers and collectors.
Fact: In 2014 sales of vinyl records began to climb for the first time since 1996 and in April 2015 a Vinyl Chart was reintroduced in the UK.
The team who grab the most valuable haul of vinyl get rewarded. At the end of the show the celebrity member of the winning team introduces their “super fan” to someone who was involved in the recording of his own personal favourite track. eg. a former band member, producer, or if the song is from a long past era maybe a son or daughter of the artist. The episode then invariably ends with an impromptu live music performance.
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