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April 24

RSD responds to Paul Weller’s statement

So that was Record Store Day.

Growing in size each year, the event takes a huge amount of organisation. Sadly, this year saw a number of fans complain that touts had snatched prime releases, and were re-selling them at inflated prices on eBay.

Paul Weller was enraged, and issued a frustrated statement claiming that he would never again take part in Record Store Day.

Via Clash

April 24

Vinyl sales on Record Store Day rise 2,000%

Stop the grumbling, Record Store Day has achieved what it originally set out to do.

New in-depth music analytics service BuzzAngle Music have announced the first ever release of daily sales stats to show the massive impact Record Store Day has on independent record stores.

According to the data, independent record shops posted an average 645% sales growth on Record Store Day (19th April) this year in comparison to the previous Saturday, a hike that was more than reflected in a gobsmacking 1,855% increase in vinyl sales for the industry as a whole.

Via The Vinyl Factory

April 24

New record shop to open in London this Spring

LONDON, ENGLAND — With Record Store Day still fresh on our minds, it seems as if the resurgence of interest in the humble vinyl disc is here to stay, and we’re certainly not complaining. Buying vinyl is still very much a tactile experience, and even though online merchants can rake in their pennies packing up 12″s and sending them worldwide, little can replace the feeling of flicking through dusty records and finding something genuinely surprising.

London is soon to have a new option for crate diggers, as Peckham’s Rye Wax have just announced plans to open a physical store this spring.

Via FACT

April 22

New record shop coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA — A record store and music venue is opening downtown.

Total Drag will be at 307 E. 12th St. in a vacant space next to Common Sense Inc.

Co-owner Dan Nissen most recently managed Sid’s Crown Liquor, which has closed. He has been a musician in Sioux Falls for many years and started the new venture with his wife, Liz, and his friend Brogan Costa.

Via Argus Leader

April 22

This past RSD will be Paul Weller’s last

Paul Weller has posted a message to his website about Record Store Day.

An annual celebration of vinyl culture, Record Store Day has become a controversial subject in the last two years, with many believing that the day has become exploited by major labels, eager to take advantage of the occasion to sell unnecessary special editions. Modern Love and Tri Angle are amongst the indies who’ve publicly stated that their release schedule has been hindered by such products. This year, Ebay sellers put RSD-only limited editions on sale before the day even took place, and the marketplace is currently awash with expensive re-ups.

Weller’s new 7″ single, ‘Flame-Out!’, was a victim of such touts, prompting the singer to post a note to his fans.

Via FACT

April 22

Thieves hit record shop on the eve of RSD

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS — Saturday was Record Store Day, a unified celebration of independent music shops all around the globe. But for Mystery Train Records in Amherst, Massachusetts, the weekend began on a sour note after its shop at North Pleasant Street was reportedly burglarized sometime Friday night.

The crook (or crooks) made away with 50 used compact discs, a laptop and about $20 — but no vinyl.

Via Vayaland

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