Record Store Day Recap
By Quentin Burgess on Apr 24, 2012
This past Saturday, April 21st, was the 5th Annual Record Store Day
, and Canadian independent record stores from coast to coast celebrated with exclusive releases, live in-store showcases, and special deals. Over 170 stores from across Canada celebrated Record Store Day 2012, with stores in all 10 provinces taking part.
Record Store Day was a hit with Canadian music fans and vinyl aficionados: Nielsen Soundscan reports that sales of vinyl LPs across Canada were up 100% last week over the previous week. On Twitter, #RecordStoreDay
were both Top 10 trending topics across Canada.
To mark this event, Toronto City Hall issued a series of Scrolls
to the participating record stores in Toronto. These customized scrolls are issued to individuals, businesses and organizations on milestone occasions. These certificate-style recognitions of this important event are personalized with the name and address of the store. Music Canada hand delivered the scrolls to participating stores across Toronto.
Mayor Rob Ford and members of Toronto City Council extend warmest appreciation to ___________, for your participation in Record Store Day 2012. Business is vital to the success of Toronto's economic landscape and contributes tremendously to its success and vitality.
This day unites independently-owned record stores and artists around the world to celebrate and promote the art of music. Featuring music performances, meet and greets with artists, DJs spinning the latest tunes and promotions of special vinyl and CD releases, this day is sure to entertain music lovers across the city.
Music is a powerful means of expression that brings people together and bridges cultural, ethnic and social differences. Toronto is a creative centre where the arts are embraced and encouraged through events like this.
Please accept our best wishes for continued success.
Participating stores in Toronto included:
Music Canada Editor: Are you a vinyl aficionado? Did you visit any stores on Record Store Day? Did you grab any of the exclusive releases?