Posts By: Antone DeSantis

Record Store Day Recap: Celebrating Physical Retailers for 10 Years


This past Saturday, was Record Store Day, the biggest physical sales day of the year. This annual event was even more special as RSD celebrated its 10th anniversary! Numerous independent retailers have already reported that this was one of their best Record Store Days yet — some indicating it was their best sales day in history…. Read more »

Record Store Day 2017: Exclusive Releases


Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees. The event continues to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US, and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19,… Read more »

Indie Store Spotlight: Waterloo Records


Greetings from the physical sales department! Each month I will be taking you on a trip to some of the greatest records stores around the country. This month we’re going to Austin, Texas to visit Waterloo Records. Opening April 1, 1982, Waterloo took its name from the original designation of the territory before it was purchased as the capital… Read more »

Indie Store Spotlight: Music Millennium


It’s an exciting and challenging time for me to start working at The Orchard as Sales and Marketing Manager for the company’s Physical Retail department. Music consumers continue to purchase CDs and vinyl for their music consumption. In 2016 CD sales were down but still dominated the business for configuration purchases. Vinyl album sales continued to… Read more »