This Saturday is the official RECORD STORE DAY, as in the giant vinyl albums. This will probably end up slipping under the radar for most people, but for those of us who care it is a fantastic day indeed.
What makes Record Store Day so special?
- It encourages people to support their local music distributor – I’m not sure any of us would see a problem with supporting our neighbors. In this economy, the small business owner could use all the help they can get.
- It helps people care about music - I’m not really suggesting that people could care less about music. It’s just that with all the pirating that takes place through file sharing, torrents, and whatever else people have come up with, people just seem to collect music for the sake of collecting music. With records, people have to actually hand pick an album. It’s a crazy concept for some, but one well worth noting.
- Records are awesome! - This is fact, regardless as to whether you prefer digital or analog.
- Artists have special releases – Many artist come out with a limited run albums. To see the giant list of special releases, click here.