Record shops have always been an important part of the music community and their passion and enthusiasm are celebrated by #LoveRecordStores — supported by the Association of Independent Music (AIM).
Following the resounding success of the #loverecordstores campaign in 2020 and the subsequent Love Record Stores event, which took place last June and resulted in over £1m of sales for record stores , the campaign organisers have announced plans for a second event, which will take place on September 4th.
Now an important fixture in the music retail calendar for UK record retailers, labels and music fans alike, Love Record Stores 2021 will be an opportunity for the independent music community to come together to support record stores who, like many other businesses, have faced difficult trading conditions throughout the pandemic.
The participating stores have persevered through the recent difficult conditions and have continued to provide their usual excellent service in getting sought after releases to fans in their locality and further afield. The face to face contact and experience of simply browsing the racks is sorely missed and shops are eager to welcome customers back once circumstances change but in the meantime please spend some time on their online stores and support them with some additions to your collection.