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Subject line says it all:  This Saturday, April 17th, is Record Store Day.  Go to:

www.recordstoreday.com

...and yes, it's international, not just for us Yanks.

Some official info from their site:

"The original idea for Record Store Day [in 2007] was...a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

"This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

"A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate behemoths)."


So get down to your local independent music retailer and show your support!

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Subject line says it all:  This Saturday, April 17th, is Record Store Day.  Go to:

 

www.recordstoreday.com

 

...and yes, it's international, not just for us Yanks.

 

Some official info from their site:


"The original idea for Record Store Day [in 2007] was...a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

"This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

"A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate behemoths). "

 

 

So get down to your local independent music retailer and show your support!

 

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i'm an oldfashion girl... almost always buy music in a store, and sometimes order online....but still paying anyway.

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We don't have a record store anymore either. Would love to have a record store, but we are too small a city I guess for them to be able to stay in business - cannot compete with Amazon, ITunes, etc.

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[quote name=Janette B]We don't have a record store anymore either. Would love to have a record store, but we are too small a city I guess for them to be able to stay in business - cannot compete with Amazon, ITunes, etc.maybe a trip to Hollywood one day, janette..

 

  

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