Record Store Day

Think back to the time when you were buying records. Doesn’t that feel like you were in the dinosaur age when you were doing that? Do you still have a working record player and some vinyl? Then you are keeping a significant part of history, and you will want to focus on that on Record Store Day.

June 12th is when you want to take out your old records and play them as it is Record Store Day. The day is supposed to bring together artists and fans, and many record stores worldwide have held this event just for that purpose. There are plenty of records pressed only for Record Day, and there are releases of it for each of the countries celebrating the day. Not all record stores do participate in the day, so that is why the ones that do participate are the ones that receive the number of records that are pressed for them. That way, these record stores can celebrate the day. It will look different this year, and it looked different last year because of the COVID-19 climate. However, next year it will likely be back to how it was previously mentioned in the celebrations.

Many people who are music lovers and fans of a specific artist look forward to this day each year. Those who also want to keep their old records and have a working player would love to participate in this day. You can also get CDs as well on Record Store Day from record stores.

The History Of Record Store Day

The idea came in 2007 by many different record store owners because it fave them a reason to celebrate nostalgia. They do this by letting music fans come in to listen to music they love by their favorite musicians. One time, Metallica spent time at a San Francisco record store signing copies of their fans’ albums. Then in 2009, Jesse Hughes aka Boots Electric made himself the Record Store Day Ambassador because he wanted to indicate how critical that these stores are to artists and fans. Now, many artists go to record stores to perform shows on this day.

How To Celebrate Record Store Day

In a normal year, you could head over to the record store and find how they participate in the day. However, in some areas of the world where the pandemic is better controlled, you may be able to do that. Otherwise, play music by your favorite artist and find how you can support managers of record stores. In whichever way you celebrate the day, share it on social media by using #RecordStoreDay in the hashtag.

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