Record Store Day 2009 Is April 18th


If you’re like a lot of music fans, you probably have fond memories of discovering music at a local record store.

The trend towards digital music has rendered traditional record stores obsolete, yet there are still thousands of indie record stores still standing.


Because they don’t suck – and they are still working to keep indie music alive, in towns all over the world.

Support indie music and your local music scene by making a trip to your local record store on April 18th!

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers has announced that over 1,000 record stores around the globe will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18.

This second annual event was created to recognize the impact local record shops have had on the world of music over the years. Participating countries include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom; France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Israel, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Across the United States, hundreds of other live performances and signings will be featured at participating retail outlets throughout the country. All confirmed musical appearances are listed here:

Record Store Day is organized by the Music Monitor Network, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS) and Newbury.

2 thoughts on “Record Store Day 2009 Is April 18th

  1. Just wanted to comment in relation to the line “you probably have fond memories of discovering music at a local record store”

    Every single time I have ever bought a CD without knowing exactly what was on it before I bought it, I have been dissapointed, without exception. This usually happens when I buy a CD on the strength of one song I heard on the radio or somewhere.

    To me, walking into the record store without knowing exactly what I want to purchase and why is a sure fire recipe for pissing money up the wall.

    Consequently I always do my research before buying now and when I do buy I am usually buying something I already know well.

  2. I have always been a music lover… but I am young enough to have never boughten a new cassette tape let alone a record when they were the only way.

    I have found my way into the love of vinyl through hip hop music and the turntable culture and now love the smell and feel of the spinning wax!

    I will agree that I buy a lot of records that I already know well or have digital copies of but I still have found hidden gems at second hand stores or from the local Boston record shops… but the Internet has changed everything for better or for worse!!

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