CIMS Weekly Chart : Week Ending3/11/16

Week Ending 3/11/2016
 
Greetings,

As we get closer to Record Store Day 2016, I'm hearing the usual complaints surrounding the event and I'm getting really tired of the whining. The complaints usually sound like this: Record Store Day is all about major label releases, which mess with pressing plants' schedules for regular releases, and the day is just a cash grab for everyone anyway. Again, I think we need to recognize that without the success of Record Store Day, we might not be having any discussion about the growing pains the vinyl resurgence has caused. Before we launched our event, independent retail did not have an event to celebrate our place in the culture of communities and cities around the world. Also, I believe 60% of the releases this year are from independent labels and distributors, and those labels are dear to the hearts of us at Record Store Day. Busy pressing plants are a problem, but with the increase in capacity in the last couple of years, it’s my understanding that the situation is getting better. And I think after all the attention being paid to ever-spiraling costs of special-run products, the labels are listening and making real attempts to control costs (at least some of them are). I think we owe it to music fans and music stores everywhere to help solve these problems and remain united in our support of the most important day of the year for indie music retail.

Michael

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 Weekly Chart

Week Ending 3/11/2016
 
Greetings,

As we get closer to Record Store Day 2016, I'm hearing the usual complaints surrounding the event and I'm getting really tired of the whining. The complaints usually sound like this: Record Store Day is all about major label releases, which mess with pressing plants' schedules for regular releases, and the day is just a cash grab for everyone anyway. Again, I think we need to recognize that without the success of Record Store Day, we might not be having any discussion about the growing pains the vinyl resurgence has caused. Before we launched our event, independent retail did not have an event to celebrate our place in the culture of communities and cities around the world. Also, I believe 60% of the releases this year are from independent labels and distributors, and those labels are dear to the hearts of us at Record Store Day. Busy pressing plants are a problem, but with the increase in capacity in the last couple of years, it’s my understanding that the situation is getting better. And I think after all the attention being paid to ever-spiraling costs of special-run products, the labels are listening and making real attempts to control costs (at least some of them are). I think we owe it to music fans and music stores everywhere to help solve these problems and remain united in our support of the most important day of the year for indie music retail.

Michael

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
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Scott Register - ThinkIndie A&R 
Iggy Pop- Post Pop Depression (Lorna Vista Recordings)


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