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Our Partners 2021

Rega Research 

 

Record Store Day are proud to once again announce the return of their long-standing partner Rega Research who, since 1973, have been renowned for their award-winning tonearms and turntables. Rega remains a dedicated British manufacturer designing and assembling every product by hand in its ever-expanding facility in Southend on Sea making them the perfect partner to work in tandem with the UK’s independent record stores.

Simon Webster, Sales & Marketing Director said of the partnership We are delighted to once again be sponsoring Record Store Day UK. For Rega It has always been a match made in heaven and a pleasure to be a part of. Whatever this year brings, rest assured we will be doing all we can to help make RSD 2021 the most memorable yet!”

- Simon Webster, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Rega Research. 

 

Bowers & Wilkins

Record Store Day are delighted to welcome the return of renowned British premium audio brand Bowers & Wilkins. Founded in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins have been at the forefront of high- performance audio for more than 50 years. Throughout that time, music has been at the heart of everything it does.

Globally acclaimed for its industry-leading high precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products, Bowers & Wilkins have set new standards for innovation and sound quality making them the unrivalled choice of audio partner to kick back and listen to those new Record Store Day releases on.

“We are proud to continue our support of Record Store Day and reaffirm our long-term commitment to championing the album format and the vital role independent record stores play in bringing music to fans. Music has always been at the heart of everything we do, and it’s that passion that drives us to create the finest audio products available.”

- Giles Pocock, Vice-President of Brand Marketing, Bowers & Wilkins.

 

Meantime Brewing Company

For the first time, Record Store Day are delighted to welcome the award-winning craft brewery Meantime to the party as Official Beer Partner. Pioneered in Greenwich London in 1999, a young brewer named Alastair Hook started brewing beers that would spark a craft beer movement. It’s that same independent spirit and pioneering nature which goes hand in hand with the ethos of Record Store Day.

“Great music complemented with a great tasting beer makes for the perfect experience, and we often brew our beers to music as well. Whatever the sound from rock to hip-hop - we like to think it helps inspire great creativity and flavour! The team here in Greenwich look forward to working with the Record Store Day team to brew up some great ideas ahead of 12 June 2021, and help promote indie record shops across the UK, in original Meantime style.”

 

- Meantime Head Brewer, Thorsten Fischer.

Sound Performance 

 

for the fourth year we are delighted to partner with London-based vinyl manufacturing company Sound Performance. Sound Performance have a long-history of supporting the independent label community with regards to vinyl, CD, DVD and packaging, creating a wealth of special and limited edition RSD releases over the years.

Supporting our Record Shops has never been more important and the amazing work of Record Store Day remains a highlight of the music retail calendar. The part RSD played in the re-birth of Vinyl sales has also proved vital in maintaining a vibrant physical sector, Sound Performance are proud to be RSD Vinyl manufacturing sponsors once again.”

- Chris Marksberry, Managing Director, Sound Performance. 

  

War Child

"War Child is working with children and young people in conflict-affected areas to change systems and practices that affect them. We campaign on the root causes of conflict and we demand that children are at the centre of all humanitarian responses. For 27 years, the music industry has been vital to delivering our work from ground-breaking records and innovative partnerships to amazing live shows. That's why we are so grateful to be the Official Charity partner for Record Store Day 2020 and for the impact this will have for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Thank you Record Store Day!"

- Rich Clarke, Head of Music at War Child

 

BBC Sounds

BBC Sounds is where you can listen to BBC Radio stations, programmes, podcasts, music and a whole bunch of other lovely stuff online. With over 80,000 hours of BBC audio available, BBC Sounds introduces you to new audio you may not otherwise have discovered.

You can access BBC Sounds through the website at www.bbc.co.uk/sounds on your computer, laptop, phone or tablet device. There’s also a dedicated BBC Sounds app for mobile and tablet devices. And you can listen to live stations and podcasts through BBC Sounds on your internet radio device.