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Has Record Store Day Peaked?

Record Store Day has been massive success over the past few years, with 2016 being no exception. There is some concern within the industry, however, that this particular commercial phenomenon may have peaked. __________________________________________ By Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Since 2008, Record Store Day every April has been a...

Other Music, Beloved NYC Record Store, to Close

Other Music, the beloved Manhattan record store, has announced that it is closing down. The last day of operation will be June 25. Other Music has been one of the city's premier record shops since opening at 15 E. 4th St. in December 1995. It employed members of bands like Animal Collective, Widowspeak, Nude Beach, Anti-Pop Consortium, and many more. Show More Summary

Date Announced For The End of an Era: Shake Rattle & Read Sets May 21st As Last Day

We've known it was coming, but now there's an official closing date for Shake Rattle & Read. The legendary book and record store will close its doors on May 21st, and proprietor Ric Addy will move to happy retirement in Florida in June. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair DJ lineup (sets streaming live on RBMA Radio)

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is coming up Saturday, May 14 at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg with booths from indie record labels, record stores and used vinyl dealers. As in previous years, there are DJs all day long and this year the...Show More Summary

Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music

Metallica were this year’s official Record Store Ambassadors, and they spent the actual RSD the same way previous ambassadors the Foo Fighters did: They played an in-store set at a real live record store. In Metallica’s case, it was Berkeley’s Rasputin Music, which must be the smallest venue the band has played since, like, 1982. […]

Record Store Day 2016: Singles And Vinyl Rule Once Again

(Photo by Abigail Keenan) Who says the independent record store is dead?Record Store Day 2016 took place close to two weeks ago, and now that the numbers are in via Nielsen, it is clear that the annual event was a smashing success. Album sales at independent record stores grew by 130% [...]

See Metallica's Entire Old-School Record Store Day Gig

Metallica played a special old-school set at a San Francisco area record store earlier this month on Record Store Day, marking their roles as Record Store Day Ambassadors. The gig also coincided with the release of reissued editions of their first two records. The band's song selection for the Rasputin Music...

CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue (Gryffin Remix)

New York-based Gryffin (Dan Griffith) has just released a fantastic new remix of CHVRCHES‘ “Clearest Blue”. The remix appeared alongside many others on the CHVRCHES remix EP, which came out on record store day.   Listen below: Posted by @adamahaha

Fresh Tracks from MOSAICS, DTHPDL, Dead Day Revolution, The Looking, Charlie Millikin, The New Apollos, Kristaps Locmelis

Now that Coachella and Record Store Day have come and gone, it’s time again for another installment and playlist of Fresh Tracks, featuring talented indie […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Spirit Of Akasha & Morning Of The Earth Soundtracks

To Be Young - Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo. A reminder- we have the US exclusive on these utterly fine soundtrack albums, and in a very zeitgeist Record Store Day manner, there's vinyl as well as CD. 'Spirit...Show More Summary

Metallica Returns To Where Their Musical Journey Started And Gets An Award From Mayor

Metallica’s journey as a band has been a long one – more than 30 years long – so when they returned to where it all started only days ago, it was quite the event. Metallica rocked California’s independent record store, Rasputin’s, on April 16th as part of Record Store Day 2016. Show More Summary

Prince celebrated Record Store Day with an eclectic haul

Days before his death, the Purple One visited Minneapolis' Electric Fetus Records.

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

What's popular? These articles for a start. Here we visit Led Zeppelin's ongoing plagiarism woes, check in on how 2016's Record Store Day went, review the best times to post on Facebook and Twitter, and much more. Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven Plagiarism Case Heads To Jury Trial Record Store...

Fanatics! I Hope Your Record Store Day Was as Good as Mine

[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #369 04–24–16 Fanatic!...

The Last CDs Prince Bought Prove He Has Excellent Taste, As If We Ever Doubted

The last music purchases Prince made were eminently cool, of course. On Saturday, the late musician visited the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis in support of Record Store Day. Here are the six CDs he bought: 1. Stevie Wonder, Talking Book 2. Chambers Brothers, The Time Has Come 3. Joni Mitchell, Hejira ... More »

Here’s What it Takes To Keep a Record Store Alive in Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Three local shops on the different ways to approach selling vinyl. This past Saturday, vinyl-heads around the world could be found sifting through bins of discounted records for Record Store Day 2016. Toronto’s record stores celebrated the annual event with a combination of in-store sales and performances. Show More Summary

CHVRCHES – Empty Threat (Big Wild Remix)

LA’s Big Wild just released a new remix of CHVRCHES‘ “Empty Threat”, which appeared on the limited edition Record Store Day vinyl release, ‘Every Open Eye The Remixes’.   Listen below: Posted by @adamahaha

Zine teen Savana Ogburn is making music media more accessible

While shopping at Criminal Records on a recent afternoon, Atlanta-based artist Savana Ogburn lamented the fact that she was considering going to prom instead of Record Store Day.…

If you're too young to remember the magic of Tower Records, here's what you missed

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In honor of Record Store Day, I got on the phone with Russ Solomon, who founded Tower Records in the early 1960s — the late-great chain was also the subject last fall of a terrific documentary by Colin Hanks called "All Things Must Pass."...Show More Summary

Record Store Day 2016: What Was Hot, What Was Not

How did your your Record Store Day 2106 purchases stack up against the rest of the country? This year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance” was the top selling album on Record Store Day, while Double-Sided by twenty one pilots was the top selling single. Here is...

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