Over £1m in revenue was generated by independent music retailers participating in the #loverecordstores event in the UK on Saturday (June 20), according to figures released by campaign organizers today.
The event was a day of online shopping for vinyl exclusives at record stores with a range of limited-edition releases being made available to music fans.
The aim of the event was to provide participating stores with a revenue boost in the absence of Record Store Day, which has been postponed until later this year.
Alongside the retail activity, the event was supported by online, ‘instore’ performances by a number of artists and DJs sets broadcast throughout the day.
A huge success for the physical format music market who have faced unprecedented challenge and change in recent years. May their success long continue!
There is no debate that current world effects have had a knock on effect on our physical and mental health. The past months have been stressful for many, full of uncertainty and insecurity giving us sleepless nights and filling us with tension.
Lui Krieg has decades of experience working with sounds crystals and creating music to ease stress and take care of people’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, he explains-
‘I have helped many clients.. by getting them to work with the right minerals and to the time to meditate.. once people connect deeper to their spiritual selves they will automatically become more health conscious.. and will interact with their environment in a different way.’
Sound therapy is said to help us feel empowered, clear and activate our energy, something the world could greatly benefit from in these testing times.
Find out more about Lui Krieg and his crystal sound therapy-
Sydney songstress Tia Beale has released her debut EP, a self titled 5 track project that establishes the young star as one to watch.
Recorded in collaboration with none other than Steve Clisby, a music industry heavyweight who has jammed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan.
The self titled EP is diverse from a gentle, soulful ballad ‘Do It Over’ to the upbeat synth track ‘Synergy’, Tia Beale’s talent knows no bounds.
With a childhood surrounded by rich musical tapestry and a family heritage from Barbados to Ireland Tia Beale’s diverse talent comes as no surprise. The 5 track project is a strong, stunning debut for singer Tia Beale.
The young singer has already received praise from industry tastemakers such as Muso TV and is a certified one to watch for 2020.
Israel Nkeki is set to release his powerful and emotive debut single ‘Moonlight’ on 20th June. The soulful track is poetic, using hard hitting lyricism that depicts Israel’s real life experiences.
Israel Nkeki’s upbringing, to put it simply, was one of a kind. A childhood spent in the gospel choirs of Benin City (Nigeria), but marred by family conflict and constant fighting. As a result a young Israel emigrated to New Cross (London), a lost teenager who found himself spiralling into a life on the streets and eventually prison. Fortunately Israel turned his life around, served his sentence and put his pain into the pursuit of a music career.
With life experience worthy of 100 films Israel Nkeki’s music depicts a rich tapestry that tells his life story. His tracks are soulful, emotive and poetic with hard hitting lyrics that tell it how it really is. His debut single ‘Moonlight’, due for release on 20th June, tells of how our split second decisions can have a profound impact on those around you.
‘Moonlight’ is a contemporary R&B track is full of feeling and soul, we can’t wait for the world to hear it on 20th June.
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards have brought us the groovy pop anthem we’ve been waiting for. ‘Dreaming’ is a sensational single that, put simple, is pure brilliance. The track incorporates synths, loops and dance-worthy grooves and is just 1 of 11 that makes up their new album ‘BITTER BETTER’ due to be released on July 17th. The album is set to transcend all genres, and take us on a journey of self discovery and connectivity.
Whilst we anxiously await the July 17th release of ‘BITTER BETTER’Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards keep us satisfied with a feel-good video to accompany latest single ‘Dreaming’. In Laura’s words-
‘I started imagining the video even before we finished recording the song. I wanted the band to have the fun of dancing in our own music video but without feeling the pressure of not being professional dancers. By May, the whole idea was brewing in the back of my head…’
The ‘Dreaming’ video emits all the happiness, grove and excellence of the track, and is the perfect means to lift your mood from the lockdown blues.
Stream ‘Dreaming’ by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards now and get excited for ‘BITTER BETTER‘ coming on July 17th.