As the music world continues to feel the ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been announced that Record Store Day 2020 will be postponed to June 20th. This follows meetings with store owners and distributors where it was decided that the delay would be in the best interests of customers and stores worldwide.
“We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day,” representatives said in a statement, “while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities.
“We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more. Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.”
We’ll keep you posted with more updates as they become available.