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Record Store Day co-founder shuts up shop

By | Published on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Record Store Day

One of the founders of Record Store Day has announced he is shutting his record shop in Atlanta because of continued poor trading.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution quotes Eric Leven, who runs Criminal Records in the city and was one of the American independent retailers who helped set up Record Store Day, as saying: “We’ve been underwater since the economy became distressed. We’ve been on a rescue mission for three years. I’m done paying for it by myself. I gave myself until the 20th anniversary and if I was still drowning by August 2011, I’d pull the plug”.

Founded in 2007 and taking place each April, Record Store Day takes place in various countries around the world, and aims to promote and generate direct custom for independent record shops.