WASHINGTON, April 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, APRIL 16: RECORD STORE DAY
Profile America — Saturday, April 16th. This is Record Store Day — a day to celebrate the remaining retail outlets that carry on largely as if the digital revolution never happened in the consumer music business. Those of a certain age will remember fondly dropping by their local music store to find out about the latest releases and perhaps hear them at special listening stations before deciding to buy a certain song. Across the U.S., there are nearly 13,000 independent record stores, over 8,000 of them are run just by the owner. All together, they sell more than $7 billion worth of cassettes, CDs, and phonograph records, as well as DVDs. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 223
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 45122
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau