The annual music celebration event, Record Store Day, was recently postponed from 18 April to 20 June after social distancing was implemented across the globe. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, though, large scale events are still not permitted to run, so Record Store Day has taken a new approach.
The new date of the event is actually three different dates: 29 Augst, 26 September and 24 October. Some record labels plan their releases to coincide with the annual event. The event organisers say “a new version of ‘The List’ with assigned release dates will be launched on 1 June”, so there’ll still be plenty of releases on the horizon.
RSD adds: “This current RSD 2020 plan to spread the spotlight and the support over three months was made with as much available information as possible and gives the largest number of stores a chance to participate globally in the strangest Record Store Day ever. RSD will be using the guidance of government and scientific experts to ensure these RSD Drop dates are as socially responsible and safe for all involved as possible. Don’t necessarily expect all the normal in-store celebrations and events as these changes have been made to allow customers to get the RSD product safely in a socially distanced world. Our RSD online rules will be adapted in due course in line with retail developments”.
Record stores across the UK will be able to sell Record Store Day products from 6pm, and is dependent on the status of the social distancing rules around these three dates.
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