Record Store Day UK are delighted to reveal that Bowers & Wilkins have come on board as official partners of the event for 2020 and 2021 to celebrate the love of music, the vital role of independent record stores within the industry, and the importance of a higher-quality listening experience for music fans to hear the albums as the artist intended.
The renowned premium audio brand, who are known for setting new standards in innovation and sound quality, make them the perfect partner for RSD and its music fans. As Britain’s love affair with vinyl continues throughout the pandemic, Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series are the perfect accompaniment for record lovers who choose to listen to their RSD collection on speakers that have been engineered for better sound.
Founded in Worthing on England’s south coast in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins has been transforming customer expectations in home, automotive and personal audio for decades. Throughout that time, music has been at the heart of everything it does. In addition to being highly regarded by music fans the world over, the brand’s market-leading loudspeakers are also used in many of the world’s most famous recording studios.
For decades, Bowers & Wilkins have poured their passion for performance and love of music into everything they do. Now, their 600 Series has turned 25 – an occasion we think is worth celebrating in style. Bowers & Wilkins have just released the seventh generation of their iconic, best-selling and affordable speaker range.
Dave Sheen, Executive Vice-President of Product, Brand and Strategic Partnerships said "We’re proud to become official partners and supporters of Record Store Day, especially in such a difficult and unusual year for retail. Everyone at Bowers & Wilkins is a passionate music lover, and it’s that passion that drives us to create the finest audio products possible. We want everyone to hear music exactly as the artist intended."
Record Store Day is known for celebrating the unique culture of independent record stores and the art vinyl with hundreds of limited-edition releases. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic in 2020, vinyl sales continue to rise with more than 2.7m vinyl albums already sold.
With 2 more RSD Drops yet to take place (on 26th September and 24th October), we are excited to team up with Bowers and Wilkins to celebrate the music and record stores that have helped Britain’s record lovers through the COVID-19 crisis.
They join Rega Research, Sound Performance and Fred Perry as official partners of the event. We look forward to announcing more details of the partnership over the next few months.