The programme will offer weekly exclusives to independent outlets
Record Store Day has outlined plans to launch Vinyl Tuesday, a weekly programme that will release vinyl through independent outlets every Tuesday.
The event, established by the American Association of Independent Music, aims to “maintain and grow physical retail” by providing a weekly stream of vinyl releases, including promotional records, reissues and original special releases.
In a statement on their website, the association said: “Every Tuesday, participating retailers will celebrate by highlighting special-edition, catalogue, promotional, and new releases on vinyl. The goal is to maintain and grow physical retail while giving music fans more compelling reasons to support this important part of the music business community.”
The five types of release available through Vinyl Tuesday will be catalogue releases; commercial and promotional; pre-CD/digital vinyl releases; Record Store Day exclusives; and vinyl reissues, Fact reports.
Vinyl Tuesday sales will count towards domestic charts, with international retailers expected to take part.
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