Since its inception in 1973 Rega’s initial success was built upon award winning tonearms and turntables. However, from the late eighties they have been producing complete hi-fi systems including loudspeakers, amplifiers, CD players and DAC’s to name but a few. Rega currently employs 130 skilled technicians hand-making a vast range of high performance, high quality audio products all delivered with a lifetime warranty and exported to 46 different countries across the globe.
"Rega is excited to enter its fifth year as one of the headline sponsors for RSD UK. Following on from the enormous success of 2016 it was a very simple decision for us when considering taking part once again. Bringing the best new vinyl releases and quality turntables together can only be good for music lovers everywhere!" Simon Webster, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Rega Research.
Sound Performance was established in 1994 and is a market leader manufacturing vinyl, CD, box sets, print and packaging for the music industry. Based in Greenwich, London we are proud to work with many of the UK’s leading record labels and bands. We also have an office in New York working with USA record labels for local manufacturing needs. Our group also include The Flood Gallery, the UK’s leading gallery for pop culture art.
"Sound Performance are excited to be the vinyl manufacturing partner of Record Store Day 2019. The re-birth of vinyl has given the music industry a new dynamism and RSD has played a crucial role in bringing the format back. We share the values of RSD and the support they give to independent record stores, record labels and the industry as a whole. We would like to wish RSD and all the UK’s amazing record stores and record labels a successful 2019." Chris Marksberry, Managing Director, Sound Performance.
As an independent family business, we’re proud to be collaborating with Record Store Day to celebrate the role of independent record shops. Our partnership provides a natural opportunity to raise awareness with the growing number of vinyl music enthusiasts and combine their love of pure music with pure cider refreshment.
Fred Perry has always had a unique relationship with music which informs the brand to this day. The iconic Fred Perry shirt has been adopted by British subcultures for over 60 years. We aren’t just about the front man, you’ll see our shirts on the sound engineers and roadies, as well as the fans. It’s also not just one or two types of music – the Fred Perry brand transcends old and new, niche to mainstream.
We’re proud to support the spirit of independence and celebrate the unique culture of vinyl.
Limited edition Fred Perry x Record Store Day tote bags will be distributed across the independent record shops throughout the UK to reward the first people in the queues.