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Record Store Day 2015 Spotlight: Bull Moose Music

Music-business-association-mba-narm-650-430This Saturday, music fans who prefer to listen to music on vinyl  will be rewarded with special releases that validate their passion. Today, the Music Business Association highlights Record Store Day participant, Bull Moose Music.

                                                                         

Guest Post from The Music Business Association

Bull Moose
Multiple locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire
www.bullmoose.com

crowd - big overheadWhy is physical retail so important?
Hardcore music fans need the artifact—the CD or LP—so they head to real stores first. They sample online or stream, but when they emotionally connect to an artist, they need something tangible that sounds good. They also want all the songs, even the weird ones other people don’t quite get at first.

Bull MooseWhat’s your favorite Record Store Day memory?
One of our regulars is a metal dude with speakers mounted to his wheelchair. He couldn’t get through the crush to the records. In true Record Store Day spirit, people moved aside to let me get him everything he wanted. I think a few people handed him records he couldn’t reach. It was really beautiful.

What’s your favorite live performance that took place in your store?
action shotWhen Ani DiFranco performed at Bull Moose for RSD 2009, she spoke about how important Bull Moose’s orders were early in her career. We were just trying to get the music our customers wanted, but it was incredible to be recognized by someone I admire so much. Her entire performance and Bull Moose story are on her CD “Live at Bull Moose 4-17-2009.”

For more about Bull Moose’s plans for Record Store Day 2015, click here.

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