This past weekend’s Record Store Day has been confirmed as the “most successful to date”, seeing massive hikes in vinyl sales both in relation to previously in the year so far and in terms of last year’s event.
The annual event celebrated it’s fifth birthday on Saturday (21 April) and continued to encourage music lovers to purchase physically from independent outlets.
This time round saw 230 shops sell 450 limited edition releases, with an overall boost of 50% from last year in vinyls alone.
Rough Trade East manager and Record Store Day UK organiser, Spencer Hickman told The Quietus:
“With vinyl sales again on the rise for the fifth year in a row indie record stores and Record Store Day are proving to be more relevant than ever for the discerning music buyer.”
But remember: “A record store is for life, not just for Record Store Day.”