Posts By: Antone DeSantis

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 Summer Camp. Along for the ride were supplier attendees from record labels, audio and video distribution… Read more »

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 collectables, bundles, multiple discs and more, it is clear, the physical world is a unique but… Read more »

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 are devoting more shelf and floor space to 12 inch records. Retailers like Newbury Comics… Read more »

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 »