Numero Group speaks out against "charade" of Record Store Day

Apr 19, 2018, 02:05
Numero Group speaks out against

Others feel as though more people being passionate about vinyl is a good thing and increases the visibility of the medium. And junkies line up at stores' openings to get their hands on rare and special releases from artists spanning all genres.

Record Store Day is around the corner, and in its 11th year, it's popularity is ever-increasing. It's not unusual to be greeted by fellow eager fans, shop owners, music performances, free food and drink and more.

On Saturday, April 21, Harvest Records in West Asheville will be hosting an event for Record Store Day.

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Numero Group goes on to declare how record shops may benefit, but all the glory really goes to the major labels: "If you've ever walked into a record store on the third Saturday in April you know the drag of which we speak".

Truck Store in Cowley Road, Rapture in Witney, Music Box in Wallingford and High Fidelity Cafe in Botley Road are preparing for vinyl's biggest day of the year. I've personally been really excited to welcome lots of new independent shops on board and seeing how differently everyone plans to celebrate the unique culture of their stores.

Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint) will be promoting select Record Store Day titles as well as non-Record Store Day releases.

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Needle Drop Records (304 Gregory Street): Opens at 9 a.m.; check out its Facebook for bands as the schedule is finalized. Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound will play a DJ set at the shop at 4 p.m.

RSD 2018's list of releases is long and diverse in that there's a little something for everyone.

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