Record Store Day is celebrated on one Saturday every April and also every Black Friday in November. The day aims to celebrate the culture of independently owned record stores. This day also brings together fans, music enthusiasts, artists, and independent record stores from all over the world.
What is Record Store Day ?
The Record Store Day celebration is all about music. Independent record stores are shops that sell different kinds of music in different formats. There are lots of these all over the world. However, with the technology that we have today and as it continues to become more advanced and sophisticated, more and more people seem to neglect record stores. Record Store Day wants to turn this around. The day wants to make people take a step back and look at records sold on Record Stores.
History Of Record Store Day
At its roots, the Record Store Day was only an idea to make an event similar to the Free Comic Book Day, which was pioneered by Bull Moose Music’s Chris Brown and Criminal Record’s Eric Levin. Record Store Day was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Brian Poehner, and Don Van Cleave, and is now celebrated at stores around 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 fundraisers for community non-profits, and the issuing of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional offerings to mark the occasion.
Record Store Day Dates
Record Store Day is always celebrated on one Saturday in April.
Why Celebrate Record Store Day
One good reason for you to celebrate this day is that by doing so, you are able to show your support for record stores. The business may have been dwindling for them. But you might just be able to help turn this around.
Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Record Store Day as best as it can be:
Support Your Local Record Store
One good idea for your celebration of this day is to support your local record store. You might want to pay them a visit and buy some records that you would be delighted to listen to.
Collaborate with the Local Record Store
If you’re a local music artist, then perhaps you can make a plan with your local record store and take the day to meet and greet with your local fans.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #RecordStoreDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day.