Record Store Day Album Sales Rise by 60%

artist: Misc date: 04/26/2013 category: industry news
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Record Store Day Album Sales Rise by 60%
As MusicWeek is reporting (via NME), Record Store Day album sales were up 60% compared to last year, while single sales rose 20%. There was an average customer spend of £45, with some spending hundreds of pounds on limited edition products, and eight of the top 10 Vinyl albums in the UK charts this week were Record Store Day exclusives. Record Store Day UK coordinator Spencer Hickman has praised indie retailers for the success: "Indie record shops pulled out all the stops once again to make Record Store Day UK a huge success. They proved yet again indie stores are more than just shops at their best they are a focus for the passion, the excitement, the stubborn belief in the power of great music which is the hallmark of the true music fan. "What was particularly exciting visiting stores on Saturday was to see so many families who had made a day-out of it, and were clearly introducing a whole new generation to the joys of record buying." Paul Quirk, chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association which organizes the event added: "Record Store Day reached a new level this year. What is clear is that it is the stores that have done the most in terms of organising gigs and special events which have seen the highest sales." Quirk also noted that re-sales of Record Store Day exclusives on sites like eBay were down: "There is a lot of revulsion among music fans when people try to cash in on Record Store Day. But the stores have made strenuous efforts to restrict this trade and our researchers suggest less than two per cent of product ended up on eBay this year which means that 98 per cent did not."
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