Although vinyl records seem like a thing of the past, they are actually quite popular in the 21st century. There was nearly a 50 percent increase in sales from 2013 to 2014, with almost 8 million record purchases last year. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the old fad, Record Store Day has declared they will be presenting a new weekly program called Vinyl Tuesday.
Much like biannual Record Store Day, this program will give fans the opportunity to purchase exclusives each week from their favorite independent record shops. The weekly event will feature records from artists like Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Florence and the Machine, and Future Islands.
Vinyl Tuesday will feature five different kinds of releases, according to the press release: “catalog releases, commercial and promotional releases, releases made specifically for the Record Store Day indie community, vinyl editions of albums that were previously released on CD and digitally, and exclusive vinyl releases that drop before their digital editions.”
Although the official start day of Vinyl Tuesdays has not yet been announced, the new weekly event will be sure to please record lovers. Music fans will also be happy that they can now purchase new music on Tuesdays and Fridays, since the new pushed date of global album releases.