Frequently-asked Questions:

1. Where can I get Factory stuff / are you selling any of yours?

Please note that if you wish to know where to purchase Factory Records vinyl, CDs, posters, memorabilia, etc or to ask if any of my collection is for sale please note the following. None of my collection is for sale - it is a private collection. Whilst Factory material is admittedly rare in some instances, particularly memorabilia, there are a few sources worth pursuing: Vinyl Revival in Manchester stocks a section of Factory vinyl and the occasional poster.

Some useful addresses if you're in Manchester

Vinyl Revival
Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton st, Manchester.

Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester, M4 1LP; This is a great record shop with some Factory specialities. Vinyl Revival is also on eBay with the seller id "northatitsheight".
Vinyl Exchange, 18 Oldham Street [excellent collectors' shop] which has an extensive online shop in which you can search on Factory.

You may also like to try the Northern Quarter Picture Company.

Try also the following good online retailers / auction sites. is probably your best bet for getting hold of original Factory material that people are selling. Expect to pay top dollar though.

2. Are you now or have you ever been connected to Factory Records? Or do you know how to contact Factory Records?

Cerysmatic Factory is not a record label, nor is it affiliated with or has it ever been affiliated with any of the four incarnations of Factory Records (all of which are now closed). I am a private collector / archivist who runs a website about Factory Records.

3. Do you have any work placement opportunities available / can I come and work for you?

As nice as it would be to have staff to help me out, I don't run the website as a business and have no scope for employing people or having work placement students, so the answer is no.

4. Are you interested in putting my record out on your label?

Once again, Cerysmatic Factory is not a record label and does not release records.