Record Store Day APR 22 10:00 AM
A message from the folks at Record Store Day RSD 17 Releases
Ten years ago, we celebrated the first Record Store Day and since then we've consistently tried to keep our promotion of your stores fresh and give you, customers and the press new things to talk about. Our Black Friday event, special single/coupon promotions year-round, Vinyl Tuesday and Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl are all examples of those things and as a way to mark our tenth anniversary, we're launching the Record Store Day Vinyl Club.
Vinyl subscription services abound these days, and in some ways, that's a great thing: the more invested in physical formats people are, the more they'll look to you as they fill out their collections. But subscription services cut record stores out completely. Our Record Store Day Vinyl Club does not. The releases we put out branded as Record Store Day Vinyl Club will be limited edition (most pressed to order!) and will only be available at your stores at regular intervals throughout the year. We are working now with artists, managers and labels to choose titles for the Club. These may be special reissues (of classic albums and in some cases limited edition RSD titles), newly created compilations or releases, EPs, full lengths, double albums or box sets. The content will always be curated and approved by a panel of record stores and RSD Vinyl Club titles will be solicited to RSD stores only. These will cover all genres, and you'll have the opportunity to bring in which ever titles you think will work for your stores and customers. (Full disclosure: RSD will also sell a very small number of these titles, and these titles only--not regular Record Store Day or Black Friday titles--on our website, but always at a higher price (plus shipping) than your pricing will be. We are not changing our mission of driving customers into your stores.)
We know what our first three Record Store Day Vinyl Club releases will be:
RSD Vinyl Club Release #1
FOO FIGHTERS Songs From The Laundry Room 3/31/17
This four song 10" was released for Record Store Day 2015. A very limited number will be released as the first RSD Vinyl Club with a street date of 3/31.
RSD Vinyl Club Release #2
TELEVISION Live At The Old Waldorf Street Date TBD
This double LP was released for RSD 2011 on white vinyl. The Record Store Day Vinyl Club release will be a double black vinyl set. This will be solicited by both Think Indie and Alliance shortly.
RSD Vinyl Club Release #3
THE DOORS When You're Strange Soundtrack
The soundtrack to this film was released on CD in 2010 and has never been released on vinyl. The RSD Vinyl Club release will be a double black 140g vinyl set. The Record Store Day Vinyl Club release will be a double black vinyl set. This will be solicited by both Think Indie and Alliance shortly.