Cassette Resurgence Arrives; 35% Increase In Sales Through 2018
Discogs has announced the inaugural Cassette Week from October 8-13th, supporting and leading up to Cassette Store Day in Japan, UK and USA on Saturday, October 13th. With cassette sales growth at 29.54% from 2016 to 2017 and at 35.19% thus far in 2018 in the Discogs Marketplace, the cassette resurgence is officially here. Consequently, Cassette Week will be a celebration of the cassette with in-depth looks at the culture by thought leaders like Sean Bohrman (Burger Records), Zak Taylor (Director of Cassette), and Ben Blackwell (Third Man Records) alongside format deep dives into Discogs Data by Discogs’ Database team.
Cassette Week culminates with Cassette Store Day happening at records stores around the world. The Discogs Database listings for official Cassette Store Day releases will allow fans to create their Wantlist ahead of Cassette Store Day and get notifications of CSD release availability post-CSD from trusted Discogs Sellers.
Cassette Store Day was born in the UK in 2013 and quickly grew to become a global event across France, Germany, Japan and the United States. Through the efforts of CSD and the stores, labels, bands, and fans involved worldwide, CSD has helped revitalize a once thought dead format.
Like its bi-annual predecessor, Record Store Day (RSD), CSD includes a variety of special releases. Anthrax, The Slackers and many more will be offering cassettes at this year’s event through participating record stores.
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Author: Buddy Iahn
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