Scene News: 10th Record Store Day Australia – 22nd April


Record number of participating stores: 160+

Saturday 22 April 2017

Official turntable partner: Pro-Ject Audio Systems

For an incredible 10th time, Record Store Day is almost here and will be celebrated on the same date around the world. Set for Saturday 22 April more than 160 indie music stores around

Australia will throw open their doors to live music, DJs spinning the vinyl, treasure hunts, parties, barbecues, coffee carts, face painting and, of course, the legendary vinyl crate digging.

Once again the record companies are planning a series of limited edition vinyl releases for the collectors. Many stores are importing pre-loved vinyl specially for the day, as well as raiding their vaults for vinyl, CD and memorabilia treasures. Even the odd cassette or two will appear.

The vinyl resurgence continues alongside resilient sales for CDs.

The indie record store is a community hub for music lovers: a place to find new music, reconnect with old and new music from old friends, get great advice and recommendations, hear musicians live, find out what’s happening in the local music scene, and generally hang out with people who love music as much as you do.

Record Store Day is a once-a- year unmissable day for all music lovers.

Information about what is happening in which store is regularly added to the Australian website and social media.

Record Store Day is an international event held in over 30 nations around the world, celebrating indie record stores and their place in their local music community. Stores showcase live performances from local and international musicians, throw parties, host DJ sets, throw snags on the barbie, run competitions and draws, raid their vaults for vinyl, CD and memorabilia treasures, open the bar, offer discounts across the store, source special purchase buys often from overseas, and supply the legendary limited edition vinyl which is pressed specially for the day.

In Australia, Record Store Day is organised by AMRA (the Australian Music Retailers Association) with additional funding from the major record companies and like-minded sponsors such as ProJect, which is the official turntable partner.