We celebrated Record Store Day for the 3rd time on Saturday 22nd April 2017, and the day was a busy one.
We have a fantastic day, with instore live music and vinyl based music systems on demonstration to entertain customers as they search for those RSD gems. We ordered a large number of the RSD releases exclusive for the day and in addition to these, we had other titles available, including 180g Audiophile vinyl, box sets, limited editions, rarities and collectables.
Our independent music store is located at Drake House alongside our parent business, Ceritech Audio. The idea behind The Music Store is simple, to combine our love and passion for music with our favourite format – the vinyl record. We maintain the spirit of a classic independent record shop with knowledgeable friendly staff, and stock a wide range of new and pristine vinyl records. We specialise in 180g vinyl, audiophile pressings, box sets and Limited Edition Releases for all music genres, and offer an ordering service for those seeking titles that are not in stock.
We are proud to be the leading vinyl specialist in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and offer the largest selection of new vinyl releases in the area.
Record Store Day was conceived 10 years ago in the USA and is coordinated by the Entertainment Retailers Association in the UK. The day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture on the third Saturday in April. Exclusive vinyl is made available on the day.
A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music whose company is not publicly owned.
In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores – not online retailers or large corporations.