SEETIES On the third Saturday of every month of April, since 2007, it’s celebrated the Record Store Day and on the website you can find the participating stores all over the world. Conceived in the USA by a group of owners and employees of independent music stores, to celebrate their culture, it’s now a widespread network on all continents. This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store: the staff, the customers, and the artists. A day to celebrate together the special role these independently owned stores play in their local communities. Special vinyl, CD releases and other products are made exclusively for the day while musciains and various artists make gigs and live performances. There’s only one Record Store Day a year but the organization always works to create contests, special releases and promotions, in order to spotlight these places on 365 days a year. All the stores participating in Record Store Day are listed on this site. And all these stores are INDEPENDENT.
FOR EXAMPLE, a store participating in this event (and global network) is Rough Trade in London (from the homonymous label born in ’78). We love this place! With over 5.000 square feet of space, the store on 91 Brick Lane (Dray Walk – Old Truman Brewery) welcomes clients in a café area and every week hosts some artists to present their albums to the public. The other Rough Trade store is on 130 Talbot Road.
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