Move the Record is a brand new initiative devised in association with us in response to the uncertain future that independent record stores are facing worldwide and the essential need to come together and align.

With the first edition set to take place across Friday 3rd July and Saturday 4th July, it will include 2 x 12-hour streaming broadcasts from stores around the world featuring their residents and special guests, with each 2-hour DJ slot flowing into the next. Discounts from partaking stores of up to 20% will be in place across online platforms for 48 hours, to encourage customers to invest in their favourite local spot. Stores and artists planned for the two day opener are:

Argentina: Hâus Record Store – Franco CinelliMomo Trosman

Belgium: Sound Architecture x Ampere – LEFTORed D

Germany: KMA60 – Dana RuhFred P – Black Jazz Consortium

Ireland: All-City Dublin – Lee Kelly, Sias

Italy: SERENDEEPITY – HiverMCMXC

Norway: Filter Musikk – Prins ThomasRoland Lifjell b2b Sverre Brand

Portugal: Carpet & Snares Records – Jorge CaiadoSteffi

Spain: ATER COSMO x Stardust Madrid – psykTadeo

Russia: Deficit Moscow – OttugaOL

UK: Phonica Records – Bradley Zero, Nick Williams

USA: Halcyon The Shop x ReSolute – O.BEEOrazio Rispo b2b Rechulski

USA: RS94109 – Dark Entries RecordsSohrab Harooni

In addition, viewers can participate in mini competitions with a chance to win vinyl, hardware, studio sessions, production courses and merchandise from the likes of some heavy hitters such as Ortofon GermanyAbletonFactory BerlinNATIVE INSTRUMENTSPoint Blank Music SchoolR&S Records Pressure TraxxTom Hemp’sWarner Music Germany and more. 100% of proceeds will be distributed among the participating stores.

“I bought my first record at Undrergrounder in Gera, back in 1995.” says Dana Ruh, “I still have it. A record is a physical medium, a piece of art — from the music, to the pressing, to the cover design. We all — artists, clubs, labels, distribution, pressing plants — are facing uncertain times as a direct result of the Covid crisis. Our industry is all connected, and many people have already lost their jobs. Clubs are closed; performing artists have lost their primary source of income; record stores — our cultural hubs of community and discovery — are struggling to stay afloat. So on July 3 and 4, myself and 11 other stores around the world will come together to support one another. It’s all connected. We are all connected.”

We sincerely hope you will tune in, participate and make the event what it truly promises to be