Friday, 16 April 2010

International Record Store Day: April 17

Saturday, April 17 is Independent Record Store Day ...all over the world!
The goal is to attract people to the "Indie" (independent) music retailers -- not the commercial chain stores. Since bluegrass music, and acoustic music in general, is primarily an indie genre you will be supporting the artists, labels and your local independent store.
Click on the title of this article and it will take you to a map of countries. Click on your country and a list of indie store retailers will appear.
There are free giveaways at participating stores, as well as exclusive giveaways (free downloads, etc) on the website.
If your local independent store doesn't have bluegrass or your favorite acoustic music genre on their shelves, this is your chance to ask them "Why not?" Perhaps you can introduce the owners/managers to an artist that their customers might enjoy?
As they wrote in their press release email, "No better time to get out to your local indie music store and show them some love!"