Record shops will lose a significant amount of trade during the corona crisis and may struggle to continue in the months ahead. Our friends at Record Store Day UK have put together some helpful guidelines on the best ways to support your local record shop during this time…
Music is good for the soul. And your local record shops are here to see you through these trying times. Whilst many have closed their doors, they’re still working hard to get the records you love to you. If you love record shops, here’s how you can make a difference.
Nearly all record shops are operating online stores or have Discogs/ eBay/ Amazon platforms. Now’s the time to buy that record you’ve always had on your list or stock up on new releases you can’t wait to hear.
Not sure what to get? The staff will be full of exciting recommendations.
Buy Gift Vouchers
If there’s nothing you want right now, you can ask your record shop about buying a gift voucher or Record Token. You can always use it at a later date but the cash in the till in the meantime will make a huge difference to keep things ticking along.
Gift A Record
Now more than ever is the time for a kind gesture.
If you have friends, relatives and colleagues who are struggling, sending them a record in the post is a wonderful way to let them know you are thinking of them and it’s a great way to brighten someone’s day.
Follow, Subscribe, Like!
We know not everyone is in a position to spend, but a simple hello, follow, retweet or like will go a long way to reminding hard-working staff you’re still there. You could even tag friends and family below to help share the message far and wide.
Keep It Local
Above all, try to reach out to the record stores in your community. There are more than 200 excellent record shops in all corners of the UK, and we want to keep it that way. If you don’t know already, use our store locator to find out who’s local to you.