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Record Store Day Launches New 'Adapter Prize'

image from www.recordstoreday.comModeled loosely after the UK's Mercury Prize and Canada's Polaris Prize, U.S. record store owners, have launched The Record Store Day Adapter Prize, an award in four categories determined by record store staff and record store customers.  During the inaugural nomination period, and they’re asking fans to their local participating stores (listed below) and make their nominations for:

  • RECORD OF THE YEAR (NEW RELEASE)
  • RECORD OF THE YEAR (REISSUE)
  • RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE OF THE YEAR
  • BREAKOUT OF THE YEAR 
"There are a lot of prizes and awards being handed out these days," the organization said in a statement, "but we thought there was definitely room for one more, especially when the folks deciding who got the glory definitely knew their stuff." 

Here is the current list of stores:  

Scotti's Records Summit, NJ  
Grimey's New & Preloved Music Nashville, TN  
Downtown Sound Loveland, CO  
Groovacious Cedar City, UT  
Sweet Spot Audio and Records Webster, TX  
Independent Records & Video Colorado Springs (Annex), CO 
Independent Records & Video Colorado Springs (Downtown Springs), CO 
Independent Records & Video Colorado Springs (Platte), CO 
 Independent Records & Video Denver, CO  
Independent Records & Video Pueblo, CO  
Independent Records & Video Fountain, CO  
Kingfish Records Tampa, FL  
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Columbia, SC  
Kiss The Sky Batavia, IL  
Wild Honey Records Knoxville, TN  
Cheap Thrills Princeton, WV  
Cheap Thrills Beckley, WV  
Electric Avenue Music West Chester, PA  
Sounds Good Music Port St. Lucie, FL  
Top 5 Records Palatine, IL  
Silver Platters Seattle (Sodo), WA 
Silver Platters Seattle (Northgate), WA 
Silver Platters Bellevue, WA  
Landlocked Music Bloomington, IN  
Bohozone Lancaster, PA  
Vintage Vinyl St. Louis, MO  
Radio-active Records Fort Lauderdale, FL  
Sweat Records Miami, FL  
Graywhale Sandy, UT  
Graywhale Salt Lake City, UT  
Graywhale Ogden, UT  
Graywhale West Jordan, UT  
Graywhale Bountiful, UT  
Graywhale Taylorsville, UT  
Vinyl Solution San Mateo, CA  
Daddy Kool Records St. Petersburg, FL  
Waiting Room Records Normal, IL  
Boo Boo Records San Luis Obispo, CA  
Sound Revolution Houston, TX  
Princeton Record Exchange Princeton, NJ  
The Culture Clash Toledo, OH  
Criminal Records Atlanta, GA  
M-Theory San Diego, CA  
The Record Exchange Boise, ID  
CD Warehouse Springfield, MO  
Heights Vinyl Houston, TX  
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park, KS  
Southwest Sound Durango, CO  
Arkansas Record-CD Exchange North Little Rock, AR  
Darkside Records and Gallery Poughkeepsie, NY  
Lakeshore Record Exchange  
Uncle Sam's Music Miami Beach, FL  
Hot Poop Records Walla Walla, WA  
Twist and Shout Denver, CO 
BK Music Richmond, VA
The Sound Garden Syracuse, NY
The Sound Garden Baltimore, MD
Gallery of Sound West Hazleton, PA
Gallery of Sound Dickson City, PA
Gallery of Sound Wilkes-Barre (Mundy St), PA
Gallery of Sound Wilkes-Barre (Provincial Tower), PA

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