CIMS Weekly Chart: Week of 2/8/2015


I am pleased to announce that 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the formation of The Coalition of Independent Music Stores. It was a great moment all those years ago when Don Van Cleave and the owners of some of the best record stores in the country sat around a room, not knowing one another, and decided to join together and form a collective voice for the indie sector. We all knew there was strength in unity and the notion of linking these stand-out, important indie stores had the potential to make substantial contributions and changes to the industry. We were right. In celebration of that accomplishment, we have created a special CIMS logo for the year, which you can see above. Our convention, which will focus on the anniversary, will be held September 15-18th in New Orleans,LA. We are lining up events, so if you have a top-notch band you want us to see or if you want to buy us dinner or throw down some swag, contact myself or Andrea Paschal: Also, we are producing a commemorative, hard-bound book about CIMS and the stores that will be unveiled at the convention. We have limited advertising support space available so if you are interested, contact Liz Boger: I hope some of you can make it to New Orleans; we are currently building an invite list, which will include several former staff members and store owners. It will be quite a party. 

Michael Bunnell 
Executive Director 
Coalition of Independent Music Stores 
ThinkIndie Distribution 
The Record Exchange 
1105 W. Idaho Street 
Boise, ID 83702 
208.761.3155 cell 
208.343.0107 x3 office 
208.322.8051 fax


CIMS Selections 
Here's what the CIMS staffers are fancying this week:

Scott Register- ThinkIndie A&R 
Broncho- Just Enough Hip To Be Woman 

Totally addicted to "Class Historian."