Author Archives: Antone DeSantis

Indie Store Spotlight: Peaches Records and Tapes

Greetings from the physical sales department! For my latest installment on the coolest independent record stores in that nation, I’m taking you down to New Orleans to Peaches Records and Tapes. I recently had the pleasure of stopping in when I was down in t...

The Best Kind Of Summer Camp

The independent retail community gathered together last week to celebrate the annual event the physical business created ten years ago, Record Store Day. Over two hundred store owners and staffers met in New Orleans to network, socialize and party at RSD Su...

Physical Sales Are In Full Bloom

With over 30 new releases over the past four weeks, it's been a busy season for physical sales! Interestingly enough, some of our best sellers have come from releases of older archival recordings and secondary genres like comedy and classical. With collecta...

Music Biz Meets The Music City

The annual Music Biz convention rocked the town of Nashville just a few short weeks ago. Overall the vibe was positive as many physical retailers report increased sales, primarily due to music consumer’s appetite for vinyl releases. In response many stores ...

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 Rec...

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 th...