Record Store Day Offers Free App for iPhone and Android

2012-04-20

Story by Anne Erickson

Record Store Day goes mobile

Record Store Day has released an official app for iPhone and Android products to help users better navigate the Record Store Day website in a format purpose-made for hand-held devices. The app also utilizes GPS-assistance to find stores closest to users participating in Record Store Day, plus updates on events and updates. Record Store Day takes place April 21 this year, so the app come in plenty of time for the big event.

The free “Record Store Day Guide App” is now available at the App Store, the Android Marketplace and the Amazon Android Store. Other app features include special contests users can enter via their phones, video premieres, new music streams and up-to-date information about new releases and indie store exclusives, including a complete list of Record Store Day and Black Friday releases with descriptions and artwork.

“The Record Store Day website and social media work year round to engage, inform and entertain while promoting independent record stores and so will the RSD Guide App,” states an official release. To download the app for either iPhone or Android, head on over to the Record Store Day site page for the app, here.

Record Store Day kicked off in 2007 as a day for independently-owned record shops to unite with artists to honor the art of music. Exclusive vinyl and CD releases and other promotional products are released for the day, which falls on the third Sunday in April, and artists make special appearances in support of the day. For more information on Record Store Day, visit the event’s official site. (Photo via National Record Store Day’s official website.)