Indie Record Stores Sales Of Vinyl Up 2000% On Record Store Day

In the first-ever release of daily data for Record Store Day, BuzzAngle Music, a new in-depth music analytics service supported by CIMS, DRS, AIMS, and the Music Business Association, shows:

  • 646% growth in sales at independent record stores on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19) in comparison to the previous Saturday (April 12)
  • 1,855% increase in vinyl sales for the industry as a whole (a 1,062% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
  • 2,042% increase in vinyl sales at independent stores (a 187% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl, with over 74% of all titles sold being vinyl releases) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
  • Tame Impala’s live album and the Nirvana single top the BuzzAngle Music Charts of Record Store Day Releases; all top 25 albums and singles listed below.

The full release can be downloaded here.

Top 25 Albums sold on Record Store Day at independent record stores

tracked by BuzzAngle Music (all RSD Exclusive Vinyl Releases):

 

Rank Title Artist

1

Live Tame Impala

2

Live at Hampton Coliseum The Grateful Dead

3

An Ideal For Living (1978) Joy Division

4

7 Skies H3 The Flaming Lips

5

Meltdown With The Ramones The Ramones

6

Loaded The Velvet Underground

7

Live 2012 Death Cab For Cutie

8

The 1969 Singles Creedence Clearwater Revival

9

Live With Joe Strummer The Pogues

10

Because the Internet Childish Gambino

11

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik The OutKast

12

The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various

13

Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G.

14

Demolicious Green Day

15

Live at Eddie’s Attic The Civil Wars

16

Ultimate Alternative Wavers Built to Spill

17

Indie Cindy Pixies

18

Recover EP Chvrches

19

Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day (Volume 1) The Various Artists

20

Clear Lake Forest The Black Angels

21

Odessey and Oracle The Zombies

22

Live At Monterey The Jimi Hendrix Experience

23

With His Hot and Blue Guitar Johnny Cash

24

Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine The Doors

25

Girls Talk Garbage

 

Top 25 Singles sold on Record Store Day at independent record stores

tracked by BuzzAngle Music (all RSD Exclusive Vinyl Releases):

 

Rank Title Artist

1

Pennyroyal Tea / I Hate Myself and Want To Die Nirvana

2

Side By Side Series: Just Like Heaven The Cure/Dinosaur Jr.

3

Side By Side Series: Gates Of Steel Live Devo/The Flaming Lips

4

American Beauty Bruce Springsteen

5

1984 Picture Disc David Bowie

6

Side By Side Series: 7 and 7 is Mystery Artists – Rush / Love

7

Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.

8

Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew Frank Zappa

9

Learn To Obey Off!

10

Million Dollar Bill / Easy/Lucky/Free Conor Oberst/Dawes

11

Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer Fleetwood Mac

12

Side By Side Series: The Badge Poison Idea/Pantera

13

Forever Haim

14

You’ve Got Time Regina Spektor

15

I’m Less Here Mazzy Star

16

Hundreds of Ways / Fast Friends Conor Oberst

17

The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single Atmosphere

18

Holding On for Life Broken Bells

19

Take It Or Leave It b/w Jesse James Cage The Elephant

20

Say Goodbye To Hollywood b/w Baby Please Don’t Go Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band

21

Wait for Me b/w Don’t Matter (Live) Kings Of Leon

22

Illumination Theory Dream Theater

23

Supernova b.w. Pick Up a Gun Ray LaMontagne

24

Run, John Barleycorn, Run / Ether Madness Clutch & Lionize

25

Live From Criminal Records Frightened Rabbit