April 18, 2015

8th Annual Record Store Day ~ April 18, 2015

Record Store Day logo
design by Kosmo Viny

Today is the 8th annual 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

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.    

The logo for Record Store Day was designed by Kosmo Vinyl, who was manager for The Clash, as well as being associated with Ian Dury & the Blockheads and The Jam, three seminal English bands of the 1970s and 1980s.  

photo by Pat Gilbert

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
Frequency annual
2015 date April 18

Net links to more Record Store Day info:
Throwback Saturday          
The Musical Box       
Wondering Sound     
Everything You Need To Know   

Get on out there and buy that vinyl!

Styrous® ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015


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