Wednesday, January 30, 2008

RECORD STORE DAY: April 19, 2008 ... be there !!

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate “Record Store Day.”
On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally.
Plans are underway to set up special events at all of the stores on this day, as well as provide customers with a goodie bag that promotes new formats, new releases, and exciting information on music, theatrical, and gaming releases. Working with our partners, the indies will also link to run extensive marketing campaigns both on a national level and a local level.
All indie-record stores are invited to participate by making April 19, 2008, a celebration day for their store. In-store performances, sales, demonstrations, dances, and everything that makes an indie record store unique should be on display that day. Sign up today!

Some of only the many quotes by famous and not-so famous people regarding record retail stores:

Cameron Crowe

"The record store. Where true fandom begins. It's the soul of discovery, and the place where you can always return for that mighty buzz. The posters. The imports. The magazines. The discerning clerks, paid in vinyl, professors of the groove. Long live that first step inside, when the music envelopes you and you can't help it. You walk up to the counter and ask the question that begins the journey -- "what is that you're playing?" Long live the record store, and the guys and girls who turn the key, and unlock those dreams, every day."

Chuck Berry

"Music is an important part of our culture and record stores play a vital part in keeping the power of music alive"


  1. Hopefully they'll be some left come April:(

    Beautiful graphic design...

  2. I was totally diggin this whole concept when Don at CIMS hit me up on email about it.

    Solidarity for all vinyl record lovers !!!