CIMS Weekly Chart : Week Ending 2/22/15


So apparently the official announcement has been made by the IFPI that the new global street date is Friday world wide. I think it's hilarious that the group states that after consulting with retailers worldwide they saw support for this move. Well as Martin Mills states in the attached story, the independent sector was not consulted with, we were simply told how it was going to be. Does that seem responsible to you to ignore what your customers are telling you and proceed on a policy against their wishes. Let me tell you that if we retailers acted against our customers wishes out here in the real world, we would soon be out of business. Below I have listed the groups who spoke out against the release date being Friday, does this seem like we were consulted in this policy change to you? As the people most invested in the selling of music in the worlds two largest music markets, our voice is apparently not valued, very sad.

Alliance Entertainment Corporation (AEC)
Alliance of Independent Media Store (AIMS)
American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
Amoeba Music
Association of Independent Music (AIM) 
Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS)
Department of Record Stores (DORS) 
Entertainment Merchants Association(EMA)
Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA)
Hastings Entertainment Inc
National Association of Video Distributors (NAVD)
Newbury Comics
Rough Trade NYC
Rough Trade UK
SC Distribution

Michael Bunnell 
Executive Director 
Coalition of Independent Music Stores 
ThinkIndie Distribution 
The Record Exchange 
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CIMS Selections 
Here's what the CIMS staffers are fancying this week

Andrea Paschal- CIMS/ThinkIndie General Manager 
Mystic Braves- Desert Island (ATO)

Music for warmer, sunny days.