[UPDATED] Vinyl has helped to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays.
In one week, Starbomb sold almost 6,000 CD copies of its Player Select album through CD Baby, including 3,438 in pre-sales. How’d they do it? YouTube.
As we reported yesterday, international recording industry trade body IFPI has declared that by summer Friday at 12.01 AM will be the new official date and time for new global music releases. Friday is already new release day in Germany and Australia, but the shift means big changes in the US, UK and elsewhere.
Foo Fighter Dave Grohl has been named 2015's Record Store Day Ambassador, joining an elite group of predecessors including Jack White, Chuck D, Iggy Pop, and Ozzy Osbourne. Record Store Day is scheduled for April 18th and shines a spotlight on what Grohl calls “my churches, my libraries, my schools.” Along with the announcement, Grohl penned a heartfelt ode to record stores and shot a video in which he talks about the first record he ever bought.