Easy Street Records on Billboard's list of top stores for vinyl

Easy Street Records on Billboard's list of top stores for vinyl

Easy Street Records on Billboard's list of top stores for vinyl

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Saturday is Record Store Day, and West Seattle's Own "Easy Street Records" was honored by Billboard Magazine.

The store landed on the magazine's list of the top vinyl treasures in the U.S.
  
Record Store Day started in 2007 to celebrate and spread the word about independent record stores.

"Record Store Day launched the vinyl resurgence," says Michael Kurtz, president of indie coalition Department of Record Stores, which oversees Record Store Day. "Without the megaphone of Record Store Day, there wouldn't have been a stage for vinyl to shine on. Can you imagine a label executive saying six years ago, 'We will ship millions of dollars of vinyl to stores around the world.' That guy would have either been fired or laughed out of the room."

Easy Street says vinyl is now 70 percent of the store’s sales.

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