Record Store Day has spoken… Without further ado, the official eleventh annual worldwide day is set for April 21, 2018. It’s a day that commemorates indie record stores to open up shop and celebrates with their customers.
In its first ten years, Record Store Day (the Day) has grown exponentially and is now celebrated by millions of people, in thousands of independent record stores, worldwide. It has spurred the growth of at least one physical media format, inspired new stores to open their doors, and helped existing stores to grow and expand. Thousands of artists have celebrated with performances, in-store events, and limited edition special releases. Unknown numbers of people have had a damn good time at their local record store.
In that time Record Store Day (the Organization) has also grown, now working year-round to promote indie record stores and innovate to allow those who run them to improve their business. RSD’s Black Friday, RSD Vinyl Club, Vinyl Tuesday, and individual release promotions for all genres are part of what RSD does regularly.
Still, to come this year are the announcement of the Record Store Day 2018 Ambassador and our favorite part… The coveted list of special, limited edition releases that will be available at a record store on April 21, 2018. Make sure to check back with us to keep up with all the exciting news.
Until then take an album off the shelf, place on the turntable, spin, exhale and take in the music and escape from the world for a bit.