Record Store Day (RSD) 2021 will be happening, but similar to last year’s activities, the RSD celebrations will be spread across multiple days.
This year’s RSD will be taking place on June 12 and July 17, and the list of titles that will be available on those days will be released in the coming months.
In a statement on this year’s events, RSD said, “We’re not quite there yet with crystal ball technology, so we’re still going to be extra-cautious in 2021 and bring back the RSD DROPS…As with the successful RSD Drops dates in 2020, the focus this year is on supporting indie record stores with sales, and saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for (fingers crossed) Record Store Day 2022.”
The statement continued, “As they did last year for the three RSD Drops, stores will be handling sales and store procedures in the way they determine to be right for themselves and their community and that may mean something different than you’re used to. We recommend you check in with your local record stores–join their email lists, follow them on social media– so you’re as in the loop as possible.”