(WXYZ) - The annual record store day kicks off Saturday, April 19, and runs all day at different places around metro
It started in 2007 when a handful of music store owners decided to create a day celebrating independent record stores. Since then, it has become an international phenomenon.
Limited edition releases are distributed to independent stores around the world and eager music fans gobble them up.
There are a lot of stores participating in record store day. Some of the stores have signed the Record Store Day Pledge, which means they have agreed to act in the spirit of Record Store Day, and sell the commercial Record Store Day releases to their physical customers, on Record Store Day; not to gouge them, or hold product back to sell them online.
Those stores include:
- Street Corner Music in Oak Park
- Solo Records in Royal Oak
- UHF Music in Royal Oak
- Found Sound in Ferndale
- Flipside Records in Clawson
- Detroit Threads in Hamtramck
- Stormy Records in Dearborn
- Rock of Ages in Garden City
- Melodies and Memories in Eastpointe
For a list of all the stores participating in record store day, click here.