Published on August 14th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
RSD DROPS – RECORD STORE DAY
First RSD Drop scheduled for 29 August
The pandemic will not stop us!
Nothing gets in the way of Record Store Day! It was going to be held in April, that didn’t happen. It was going to be held in June. That didn’t happen. Then Melbourne went into Stage 4 lockdown. Even this will not stop us!
How will it work?
We will be holding 3 calendar-distanced drops:
RSD Drop 1 – 29 August
RSD Drop 2 – 26 September
RSD Drop 3 – 24 October
Here is how RSD Drop will work across Australia:
Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane are in less strife than Melbourne, therefore stores are firing on all cylinders for a safe socially distanced day including coffee and live music. In Melbourne it will take place on-line or within 5kms of home.
In Adelaide there are DJs in store at iconic hip hop store Clinic 116.
In Sydney it’s socially distanced shopping with coffee at Sounds Espresso on Marrickville.
In Brisbane it’s early opening and one way systems around the store with staff as marshals for a COVID-safe day at Sonic Sherpa.
In Fremantle it’s deals and discounts in store with 10% off records (new and secondhand) and 20% off CDs (new and secondhand) at Junction Records.
In Melbourne it’s contactless click and collect within your 5 kilometre bubble or online.
The very popular limited edition records, released by record companies to celebrate this day, are once again being made available across these three days but this year calling it RSD Drops.
Australia has special permission from the US organiser of Record Store Day to sell RSD Drop records online and will be doing that in Melbourne and anywhere else it’s legal and safe to do so.
Blake Budak, AMRA president and owner of the legendary Canberra indie store Landspeed Records, said “We negotiated special permission with the US to sell RSD Drops online while at the time never expecting to need it, but now very thankful we did”
Record Store Day is the annual party held in 26 countries around the world for 13 years now, celebrating Indie Record Stores with limited edition records, live music, beer and other mayhem.
Full information is constantly being added to the website at www.recordstoreday.com.au