SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMG), will release exclusive vinyl titles from some of its biggest artists in celebration of 'Record Store Day.' The annual event, which takes places on Saturday, April 21, celebrates the importance and vitality of the independent music store.
UMGD artists in the program include recent chart toppers like Florence + the Machine and Lana Del Ray; new music from Garbage, Neon Trees and Miike Snow; as well as releases from legendary artists like Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, ABBA and James Brown.
Moreover, a number of artists will participate directly in Record Store Day with in-store performances and in-store signings. Among them are Avicii (Coachella/Zia signing), Curtis Stigers (Record Exchange performance and signing in Boise), DJ Shadow (Coachella/Zia signing), Garbage (Waterloo Records, Austin), Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (Coachella/Zia signing), Mayer Hawthorne (DJ set at Newbury Comics in Boston) and My Darkest Days (Looney Tunes, Long Island, New York).
'Record Store Day' began in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned records stores in the US, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. On this day, independently-owned records stores come together with artists and labels to celebrate music with special releases and promotional products and events. Over 1000 stores are expected to participate in the program in the US this year, with another 500 more participating worldwide.
List of 'Record Store Day' releases (7" vinyl except where noted*):
ABBA* – "Voulez-Vous" – Extended 12" Dance Remixes
James Brown – "Live At The Apollo"
Florence + The Machine – "Shake It Out" Remix
Garbage – "Blood For Poppies"
Jamiroquai* – Rock Dust Light Star 2 LP/CD Combo
Lana Del Ray – "Born To Die/Blue Jeans" Remixes
Paul McCartney – "Another Day/Oh Woman Oh Why"
Miike Snow – "Devil's Work" Remixes
Neon Trees – "Everybody Talks/Lessons In Love"
School of Seven Bells – "Kiss Them For Me"
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – "One Love To Another"
Breakfast Club Soundtrack* - White Vinyl LP
Empire Records Soundtrack* - Orange Vinyl 2LP
Pretty In Pink Soundtrack* - Pink Vinyl LP
Pete Townshend* – Quadrophenia Demos 2 LP
SOURCE Universal Music Group