By Ryan Culling
Following the huge success of the single ‘Crying Lightning’ 7″, which was sold exclusively through Oxfam shops, Arctic Monkeys have again teamed up with the charity for their new single, ‘Cornerstone’.
One of the biggest selling vinyl singles of the century so far, ‘Crying Lightning’ sold in the region of 10,000 copies in just a few weeks. These sales were against the trend of 7″ vinyl singles, of which sales have more than halved since 2007.
‘Cornerstone’, a limited edition single, will go on sale in Oxfam’s top 50 music shops on Monday 16th November. It will cost £4.99 and each single comes with a download code, which will allow fans to get an MP3 version of the song for free. Oxfam will also be giving away pairs of tickets to see the Arctic Monkeys forthcoming sold out UK tour.
Domino Records and Arctic Monkeys are also encouraging people to bring in any unwanted albums or singles when they go to pick up their copy of ‘Cornerstone’ from their local Oxfam shop, in order to provide Oxfam with vital funds needed for years to come.
Founder of Domino, Laurence Bell, said “Our co-operation with Oxfam around the ‘Crying Lightning’ single was a great success for all parties and did plenty of good. We are extending the partnership for the release of ‘Cornerstone’, which will hopefully drive many more punters to both shop in and donate to Oxfam stores.”
Oxfam’s Director of Trading, David McCullough, said “Oxfam shops have always been one of the best places on the high street to find great music, as the success of ‘Crying Lightning’ proves.
“The partnership with Domino has broken new ground for us, and we’re delighted to be continuing it. Arctic Monkeys fans can pick up and exclusive from the band at the same time as helping us to fight poverty around the world.”