Move The Record supports independent record stores with a four-week event series

The streaming initiative will take place for four consecutive Thursdays across July

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Move The Record is back for a second year to support independent record stores that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation will be broadcasting events across four weeks in July from different record stores, with performances from an eclectic range of DJs.

The initiative takes place every Thursday from 1 July to 21 July, with each broadcast lasting six hours. Every event will take place in record stores across the globe, with residents and special guests DJs performing. Move The Record hopes that these events will “drive online sales and footfall to shops that can open, and encourage customers to invest in their local spot”.

Last year, Move The Record hosted shows in Phonica London, KMA60 Berlin, Deficit, Halcyon, Hâus and more. Performers included Bradley Zero, Dana Ruh, Steffi, Prins Thomas, Josh Cheon, and Fred P.

This year, record stores include Kristina Records London, Café Artum Birmingham, Mad Piano Bucharest, Seawolf Records Amsterdam, NUT Records Barcelona, La Rama Montreal, and more.

Performers include Prosumer, Ingi Visions, Adam Shelton, Carista, San Proper, Willow, Hon, Anna Wall, Kerrie, Glowzi, Jus-Ed, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Molly and more.

Move The Record is celebrating record store culture and the vital role record stores play in music scenes, particularly dance music. “There is simply no electronic music scene without record stores, so we’re really banking on all corners of the scene to come together here and do what they can”, the organisation told MusicTech.

A Crowdfunder campaign has been set up to enable vinyl enthusiasts and music lovers to support the cause, along with merchandise available to buy.

Check out Move The Record’s trailer video below.

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