Record Store Day 2011 Announced

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There are over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, and with the advent of the MP3, iTunes, and other digital music sources, many record stores have closed shop or are struggling to stay afloat. In 2007 based on an idea by R&B singer Chris Brown, six music store fans came together to create Record Store Day. Record Store Day is one day out of the year when independently owned record stores link up with hundreds of American artists to celebrate music by providing exclusive vinyl and CD releases in support of the modern record shop. (more…)