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It Was A Record Record Store Day — Especially For Vinyl


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NIELSEN reports that RECORD STORE DAY spurred record sales for the participating independent retailers. Sales during the week of the event increased 91% over the previous week’s sales. That’s a huge increase form 2013, which saw a 59% bump in sales from the previous week. The week’s RECORD STORE DAY sold 11% more than last year’s event.

“RECORD STORE DAY keeps shining the spotlight on the experience that independent record stores uniquely brings to music fans,” NIELSEN ENTERTAINMENT SVP/Client Development & Insights DAVID BAKULA said. “Propelled by RECORD STORE DAY, independent record stores had their highest weekly Physical Album share in SOUNDSCAN’s history.  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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