To mark the importance of Berlin’s famous local stores and celebrate a communal love of music, the city is enjoying its first ever Record Store Day. After the success of the UK and US Record Store Days, 2011’s firework night sees the day cross the ocean to Berlin where music lovers will remember remember the 5th of November for a whole new reason!
Starting in 2007 in the US, the idea behind Record Store Day is to offer the record shopping community something special. With the development of online stores, streaming and exchange, the physical world of music has had a tough time, but in spite of this Berlin is still world renowned for its incredible selection of record shops, each with their very own unique identity. Just for one day, different stores from around the city will feature one-off and limited releases from their favourite labels, which will only be exclusively available in their store. To accompany the wax, there will also be many in-store appearances for people to get together and enjoy Berlin’s vibrant music scene!
Labels taking part include Dirtybird, Get Physical, Monkey Town, Wolf & Lamb and Hypercolor with many more being lined up.
So join local retailers, global record labels and exclusive artists in celebrating the first official Berlin Record Store Day during Bermuda week in Berlin, 5th November 2011.
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