The 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day is upon us, April 22nd, 2017. Given the occasion, we thought it was time to give you some tips to make it successful, whether it’s your first or your tenth.
1. Have a list ready, and tell your friends what’s on it
That’s right, if you don’t have a list ready for Record Store Day, you shouldn’t even bother leaving your bed. The list is key. Once you make your list, share it with your fellow RSD-going buddies so you can divide and conquer. If you don’t know what’s slotted to release this year, check out our faves here, and view the full list here.
2. Never assume you’re the only one that wants it
It doesn’t matter if there’s a release of a EP from a hair metal band you saw in a hole-in-the-wall while backpacking through Europe a decade ago, or a Top 40 pop release. The odds are, there is someone who wants it just as much, if not more, than you do. Be prepared to work for it.
3. Do your homework
FYI, stores only order what they think will sell at their store. They don’t order every single release, typically, so they could possibly not have a single copy of some of the releases you’re wanting. Do your homework and find out what the stores you’re hitting are ordering for RSD.
View the full list of Musts for Record Store Day on the XRT site, here.