April 19, 2014

Record Store Day ~ April 19, 2014

Today is Record Store Day!

Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed on the third Saturday of April each year, to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. It was founded by Bull Moose Records.

photo by Gabe Souza, Staff Photographer

Sparked by a comment by Bull Moose employee, Chris Brown, that something could be done along the lines of Free Comic Book Day, and with inspiration from a brainstorming session during a record store owners' meeting in Baltimore, Record Store Day was officially founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner and is now celebrated at stores across the world, with hundreds of recording and other artists participating in the day by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets with their fans, the holding of art exhibits, and the issuing of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products to mark the occasion. 

This coincides with the Vinyl LP revival currently being experienced in the music field due to the increase of mp3 downloads and the demise of the CD.

Record Store Day

Observed by Record stores
Record collectors
Record labels
Type Cultural, commercial
Celebrations Live performances, limited edition music releases
Date Third Saturday in April
2012 date April 21
2013 date April 20
2014 date April 19
2015 date April 18
Frequency annual

Cudos to Brett Wickard and Bull Moose!

Styrous® ~ April 19, 2014


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