Apr 18, 2015 10:45 AM
NH record sellers take part in international Record Store Day
Granite State record stores are partaking in Record Store Day Saturday. The international event began eight years ago when independent store owners and employees came together to celebrate the vinyl records that people have enjoyed for decades.
Vinyl records may not be the most modern source of music, but it seems that more and more millennials are being drawn to vinyl's sound quality and unique needle-to-groove concept. According to the the Wall Street Journal, almost eight million records were sold in 2014 - a 49 percent increase from the previous year.
Record Store Day is for record store owners, staff, customers and artists world wide. The event held every third Saturday in April, is being celebrated on every continent except Antarctica. However, preparation for this day is a year-long process as special vinyl releases, promotional products and prizes are created exclusively for the occasion. Festivities of Record Store Day can include cook-outs, meet and greets, and parades.
Independently owned record stores throughout the state have pledged to participate today. Those participating include Pitchfork Records in Concord, Turn it Up in Keene, Wicked Music in Keene and Bull Moose in Portsmouth. A full list of record stores in the state and the country can be found here.