The Coalition of Independent Music Stores is going with the plan that saved the day in 2020 — announcing two RSD “Drops” for this summer…
By Paul Marszalek
Despite positive signs on the vaccine front, there is still enough uncertainty to give Record Store Day planners pause about resuming the event, traditionally held in April.
Instead, Record Store Day will repeat 2020’s successful spin on the event, splitting the slate of exclusive releases into two different “Drops.” This year the two RSD Drops will be held on June 12 and July 17, 2021.
“We’ve spent the last few months watching the news, listening to health officials, talking with record stores, labels, and RSD organizers the world over, and because we still don’t have a magic 8-ball to tell us what things are going to look like in a few months, we’ve decided the smartest thing to do is bring back the concept of RSD Drops for 2021.
The focus this year is on supporting indie record stores with sales, and saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for (fingers crossed) Record Store Day 2022. Stores will be handling sales and store procedures in the way they determine to be right for themselves and their community.”
The list of titles will be released soon.