My favorite record store, Monster Music & Movies, is hosting a record expo in Charleston on March 26. Can't wait!
While popular belief holds that the music industry is in turmoil, in reality demand for physical music is still sizable. A particular bright point is the resurgence of vinyl – that’s right, LP records. 2010 witnessed a 14% increase in LP sales nationwide, following a 33% increase in 2009 and an 89% increase in 2008, at times surpassing digital music sales increases. Turntables are commonly sold at not just specialty retailers but at big box stores now as well. People are rediscovering, or discovering for the first time, the satisfaction of the warmer, fuller sound on vinyl, not to mention the fun that goes along with the artwork, discovering unknown gems, and playing records with friends. For some of us, vinyl never went away.
We at Monster Music & Movies will be bringing new and old vinyl fans together on Saturday, March 26th, for the Charleston Record Expo, the first record convention to be held in Charleston in many, many years. Other cities have them – Atlanta, Columbia, Charlotte, Savannah, and others nationwide – and now here. Vendors from all over the Southeast will be setting up tables and selling LP’s and 45’s from all musical genres. Others will have CDs, DVDs, music memorabilia, imports and rarities, and all sorts of collectables. At least one vendor will have comic books and related items. There will be dollar records, and there will be hundred-dollar records, and everything in between.
This event is free and open to the public. Tables are available to vendors for $50 each or 2 for $80. The event will start at 10 am and run until 5 pm and will be held at West Ashley Shoppes, 946 Orleans Road, unit F-1, next to World Market. Parking is free. Food and drinks will be available for sale.
For additional information please contact:
Galen HudsonMonster Music & Movies946 Orleans RdCharleston, SC 29407843 571-4657catmonster at mcrd dot com