Record Store Day announces 2023 event

RSD will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023

Organizers of Record Store Day (RSD) have shared that this year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The event is the largest single-day music event in the world and celebrates brick-and-mortar indie record stores worldwide.

“We’re really looking forward to celebrating record stores with a big party on April 22!” organizers share.

The List of exclusive and limited edition titles available only via indie record stores is expected to be released soon. The 2023 Record Store Day Global Ambassador will also be unveiled within the next couple of months.

Last year, RSD celebrated its 15th birthday as it returned to a regular single-day event following the launch of RSD Drops in 2020 which saw the releases spread out over three months to follow social distancing guidelines put forth during COVID-19. It continued for 2021 where The List was spread out over two months to avoid excessive gathering due to social distancing mandates. Some titles in 2022 were released as designated RSD Drops in June because they weren’t ready by April due to production delays.

Taylor Swift was named Record Store Day Global Ambassador for 2022. Alice in Chains, U2, David Bowie, Motorhead, Joni Mitchell, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam and more all participated in last year’s event.


Buddy Iahn
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