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2020 RECORD STORE DAY DROPS

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MONDAY JUNE 1, UPDATE – the list of exclusive release for all 3 Record Store Day Drops are now out for you to see.

To view the list of EXCLUSIVE to indie stores like us, CLICK HERE.  Remember we order virtually all titles, but do not know what we will get until the deliveries arrive.  On the night before RSD Drop, we will send out a listing of what we had come in to all those who subscribe to our e-newsletter.  Not a subscriber yet? – than sign up on the right hand side of this page.

Another reminder, we do not take orders ahead for RSD Drop Exclusives & there are no holds for that date either.

TUESDAY MAY 26 UPDATE – We value your opinion on how best to hold Record Store Day Drops. Since we are not sure what the world will be like by August 29th, the first of 3 days of RSD Drops, we are debating the best and safest way to accommodate all our valued customers.
We have 2 options currently for the August 29th RSD Drop…

1) Schedule Time
PROS …
… You book your time in advance so no line up.
… We would allow a set number of people in every 30 minutes.
CONS…
… Those that come to the door without a set time will have to come back at the next available opening

2) First come, First in…
PROS…
… Set number of customers in store at one time
… As a customer leaves another is admitted.
… Same entry format as many other stores
CONS…
… There will be a line up outside to get in where you will be expected to social distance & take other advised precautions

Please let us know what you think of these 2 systems or if you have any other suggestions, so we can plan ahead and let everyone know what we will be doing. With there being 3 separate dates for RSD Drops, if we find the process does not work as well as hoped, we can adjust for the September 26th RSD Drop.
Bottom line is, we want everyone to enjoy themselves and stay safe.

REMINDER –  we are not permitted to take advance orders, nor can we  set aside or hold for later pick-up any RSD title on the day.

MONDAY MAY 25 Update – revised list of what exclusives will be released on what days is expected to be available on June 1.
In meantime, enjoy a visit with Brandi Carlile in her home studio…

RSD 2020 Ambassador – Brandi Carlile from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

Record Store Day organizers deserve a big pat on the back. They have come up with a way to keep us all safe yet get the exclusives everyone is craving. Below is part of the email we got outlining the plan so far. More info will follow from us about our store specifically as we get closer to the first date. Keep in mind, this time in our lives is very fluid, so plans may change. Stay tuned.

From RSD organizers…
There will not be a Record Store Day 2020 on June 20. In fact, there will not be a “Record Store Day” in 2020. Instead of releasing all titles on one day, instead of having a massive crowd of customers in the store at once for an extended period of time, instead of having a party with bands and food and beer and everything else that the previous twelve years of RSD have been celebrated with, we’re staging a series of RSD DROPS— three dates in August, September and October where smaller chunks of the RSD 2020 List will be released, with an emphasis on getting cool, desirable content into your stores. But not all at once, and not as part of a giant party. We’re not calling this Record Store Day and we’re not even referring to them as “events”. They’re Drops–a date when exciting fun pieces come out–only at an indie record store.

We’re working to split the List as equitably as possible across these three RSD DROPS Saturdays: August 29. September 26 and October 24.

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Maureen Murphy says: June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am | Reply

Hi guys , I think the first come , first serve , would still work, only so many in at a time and only allowed so much time?? How many in at a time ???

    Mary Anne says: June 1, 2020 at 11:34 am | Reply

    Thanks for the input Maureen. At this time, we are considering 10-15 people in at a time no matter which way we decide is best to let customers in.