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This Year’s ‘Record Store Day’ Was the Biggest Ever

Last weekend’s annual Record Store Day (which was on Saturday), was the event’s biggest ever. According to Nielsen Soundcan, sales at indie record stores were up 91% compared to the previous weekend, and 11% higher than last year’s big day. Independent stores represented almost 20% of all physical album sales last week, and vinyl sales at the stores were up a staggering 280% compared to the previous week. In a statement, Nielsen Entertainment Senior VP David Bakula said, “Record Store Day keeps shining the spotlight on the experience that independent record stores uniquely bring to music fans … It has become a major music event that compels artists to deliver premium content and drives music consumers to independent record stores” …

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