Discogs launches global Record Store Day celebration

Over 10k record stores offering thousands of 2021 Record Store Day releases on Discogs

Discogs, the world’s leading music database, marketplace, and community, launched a global campaign today supporting independent record stores and amplifying Record Store Day all summer. Record Store Day on Discogs kicks off a worldwide celebration of the cultural impact of record stores, collectors, and music fans — acknowledging that Record Store Day has become more than a one-day event for those with a passion for vinyl.

Discogs is the leading destination where fans can find local record stores using the interactive Record Store Finder. Visitors to the site can support independent record stores in the Discogs Marketplace and find the latest Record Store Day releases from nearby shops or discover new music from regions around the world.

Record Store Day has two drops this year: June 12th and July 17th. Discogs started the festivities early on June 1st, empowering collectors to add new Record Store Day releases to their Wantlist, learn about record store culture and engage with other music fans in the Forums and on social media. Discogs is using its global platform to give people the opportunity to discover and support record stores beyond each individual event.

In 2020, Discogs experienced a 41% increase in vinyl sales as the Record Store Day organization pivoted to multiple drops across fall 2020 and shops were allowed to list their inventory online for the first time ever. With thousands of releases around the globe, the lineup for Record Store Day 2021 is set to be record-breaking.

“2020 proved that Record Store Day is a powerful cultural moment for music fans and record shops. Discogs has helped transform a previously regionalized series of events into a global movement that enables fans to support their local record store and also connect with independent stores across the world,” shares Nerissa Sardi, Vice President of Marketing for Discogs.

AC/DC, Beck, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Ariana Grande, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Police, Prince, U2, Motley Crue, and dozens of others are on this year’s Record Store Day Drops List.

Comedian Fred Armisen has been named as 2021 Record Store Day Ambassador.

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