Celebrate Record Store Day with Personalized T-Shirts, Ear Buds, and More
Long before online social media outlets existed and the easy download of MP3s was something that music lovers took for granted, the way to get a copy of that amazing new song you heard on the radio or that your friend just told you about was to buy the album at a record store. In fact, record stores were great resources not only for fans who knew what music they liked but for customers who wanted a hand in finding new music to listen to--and they still are.
Started in 2008, Record Store Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of April as a way to introduce the music-loving public to the eclectic selection, opinions, and expertise that independent record stores offer. It's a celebration of a unique culture and a do-it-yourself approach to the arts that Quality Logo Products® loves to support.
One way Quality Logo Products® can help make Record Store Day a success is by offering customizable supplies that help record store employees get their merchandise into customers' hands. People are coming into your store to discover or rediscover what CDs and records have to offer. Send them home with their purchases tucked away in plastic bags or reusable bags with your store's name on them for the next time they want to know who to go to for real record reviews. Want to promote your store every time they listen to that new CD? Give away pairs of customized earbuds or headphones.
Local record stores often work closely with local bands, making Record Store Day an excellent time for bands to come out and support the store while they promote their own music. In-store performances are a way to show customers what indie music is all about, and for the people who like what it's all about, t-shirts are a great take-home item. Make some mention of Record Store Day on the shirt, and hey, you've got a collectable item!
But the record stores and the musicians aren't the only one who benefit from promoting Record Store Day. Record stores add to a town or city's character, making it beneficial for the local chamber of commerce to promote Record Store Day around the area. We don't expect government officials to be experts on sound quality or anything like that. Stress toys in the shapes of music notes and musical instruments can get even the most tone-deaf people behind the sheer fun of Record Store Day.
A day that celebrates getting outside the house to share and discover music? Sounds good to us. Our promotional products will have your customers singing a sweet tune come Record Store Day!