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On Thursday, March 20, US organizers of Record Store Day will coordinate with organizers worldwide to announce the lists of official releases for the seventh annual Record Store Day at simultaneous events in London and Los Angeles, with another planned event in Nashville. Artists, store owners and staff, and Record Store Day organizers and co-founders will be taking part in each event. The lists of Record Store Day 2014 official releases will be launched at www.recordstoreday.com and www.recordstoreday.uk during these events, as well as at other Record Store Day affiliated sites to be named.
The planned Los Angeles event will be a morning press conference at Amoeba Music – this will be a conference round table with artists, record store owners and Record Store Day organizers discussing their experiences with and the importance of record stores and Record Store Day.
WHAT: Record Store Day LA Press Conference 2014. Mayor Eric Garcetti Record Store Day Proclamation presentation followed by Record Store Day title announcement/highlights and panel discussion about Record Store Day with artists, record store owners hosted and moderated by Record Store Day co-founder. 10AM event is open to the public to attend.
WHO: Chuck D (Public Enemy, 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador); John Densmore (The Doors, Author of THE DOORS: UNHINGED, who launched a book tour of indie record stores on Record Store Day 2013, and will celebrate the French translation of his latest book in Paris on Record Store Day 2014); Samuel Lopez(Tapioca and The Flea, representing developing artist community that celebrates Record Store Day); record store owners/staff Marc Weinstein (Amoeba Music), Mark Thompson (Vacation Vinyl) Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl); Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz. Additional panelist TBA.
WHERE: Amoeba Music – www.amoeba.com – 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHEN: Thursday, March 20th at 10:00AM
For more information daily on Record Store Day 2014, visit: www.recordstoreday.com
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.
Record Store Day 2014 Sponsors:
ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Furnace Record Pressing, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Red Bull Sound Select, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA