Record Store Day 2015 Spotlight: The Exchange
One day a year, music fans who prefer to listen to music on vinyl are rewarded with special releases that “validate” their interest in and passion. The Music Business Association is highlighting Records Store Day participants leading up to this Saturday's Record Store Day 2015.
Guest Post from The Music Business Association
Multiple locations throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania
What makes Record Store Day so important?
It is important because for one day a year, music fans who prefer to listen to music on vinyl are “rewarded” with special releases that “validate” their interest in and passion for vinyl recordings. Many of the manufacturers (who are equally passionate about music in this format) go the extra mile to release albums, EPs and 7″ singles that would otherwise never exist. The releases are often beautifully packaged and in many cases are pressed in unusual shapes and/or colors, and because they are strictly limited production runs, these albums are very exciting to “hunt down.” Many fans visit several stores on Record Store Day to search for the item(s) they want!
Why is physical retail so important?
You cannot “download” the opportunity to gather with like minded people who share your passion for music. Physical retail provides a place to gather, socialize and perhaps discover new artists and music in an atmosphere that just cannot be duplicated “online.”
For more about The Exchange’s plans for Record Store Day 2015, click here.