Record Store Day

Record Store Day Quick Facts - CA

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Record Store Day is a unique celebration meant to appreciate the culture of the independent record store. The event is marked worldwide, highlighting the vital role that these stores play in bringing together communities around a shared love for music. This globally recognised observance is an opportunity for customers and artists alike to rally around record stores, showcasing their impact on popular culture and local economies. Special vinyl and CD releases, promotional products and distinct in-store events are among the noteworthy aspects of Record Store Day.

Originating in the United States in 2007, Record Store Day was conceived by independent record store owners and employees as a way to pay tribute to and spread awareness about the culture surrounding independent record stores. Canadian music lovers have also embraced this day, placing a spotlight on local independent establishments and Canadian artists. This observance has an extensive influence on Canadian music industry as it promotes local talent, bolsters the independent music scene, and contributes to cultural diversity by supporting stores that often carry less conventional music genres.

In Canada, Record Store Day is typically observed with an array of activities. Local bands often perform live at participating stores. Exclusive releases are made available within Canadian borders, many by Canadian artists. These events foster a sense of community, connecting people from various walks of life through a shared passion for music. Record Store Day occurs universally on the same date, the third Saturday of April, with Canadian record stores participating alongside those from around the globe.

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Facts about Record Store Day

  • According to ReportLinker, the global vinyl records market is expected to grow by $663 million during 2023-2027.

Top things to do in Canada for Record Store Day

  • Enter a Record Story Day contest for a chance to win related prizes. Contest rules and entry are located on the Day's webpage while other contests are offered on social media pages controlled by Record Store Day.
  • Attend a Vinyl Record Fair. Fairs are held all across the United States and in bordering regions of Canada. They feature collectable records, independent vendors, rare records and the ability to purchase other record types such as cassettes, CDs and even books.

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