Record Store Day Plots Three-Day Release System Due to COVID-19


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

This year’s Record Store Day will be spread out over three separate days in August, September and October to help keep in line with social distancing guidelines

Record Store Day is still happening in 2020, but it’s going to look a lot different than in previous years.

The 2020 event, which was originally set for April 18 before being rescheduled to June 20, will now take place over three separate days in separate months: August 29, September 26 and October 24. The change is in an effort to help keep in line with social distancing guidelines.

“Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever,” said Record Store Day organizers in a statement.

“We don’t know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year,” the statement added. “So we’re focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.”

Each day will be called a “Record Store Day Drop,” and each will offer some exclusive vinyl selections that were part of the original Record Store Day release lineup. Specific releases that will be available on each day will be announced on June 1.

Musicians scheduled to release music for Record Store Day 2020 include Judas Priest, Beck, Primus, Badflower, My Chemical Romance, The Black Keys, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Doors, to name a few.

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