Record for Record Store Day Records

April 28, 2014

I have a confession to make: I don’t own a record player.

My audiophile mates all insist I should only commit to some ridiculous set-up for quality purposes. The concept makes sense to me, the price tag not so much. As a result, the only vinyl I have is a Damn Terran 7″ that I awkwardly co-own with my ex. He’s had custody for the past 12 months. Maybe I should complain…

Anyway, despite all this it thoroughly pleases me that this year’s Record Store Day was the most successful. Doesn’t surprise me because more stores and musicians seem to be getting involved, and more consumers (ahem, wallets) have heard of it. Figures show that vinyl album sales were 58% up from last year’s Record Store Day, and sales for CDs and tapes also got a boost from previous weeks. More stats from Tonedeaf.

My only gripe is that it fell on Easter Saturday when everyone (myself included) was out of town, but fortunately next year’s event lands on a different weekend. Visit the Record Store Day Australia site, and its international sister here.

 

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