Best Buy = Indie Fail

Indie Music Greed

I don’t often use the blog to rant about the injustices in the music world, but this piece of news struck me as completely ludicrous:

Recent visitors to the official Best Buy site may have noticed a link targeted to unsigned artists, informing them that they have an opportunity to have their album stocked by local stores, if they’re willing to pay–-ahem$250 to get things rolling.

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Giveaways Galore! Get Pumped For Record Store Day!

RSD

For music lovers, there is something undeniably magical about record stores.  Who among us hasn’t spent hours among the racks of dusty vinyl and squeaky plastic eagerly waiting for our scanning fingers to land on the next great album to change our lives?  That precious experiences of physically of holding an album in your hands and exploring the artwork up close are unfortunately becoming increasingly rare in the digital age.  It’s time to step away from the computer and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of classic record stores.  This Saturday, music fans around the world will honor those wonderfully hip havens of aural discovery of with Record Store Day! Find out how Madison’s local record stores are celebrating, and enter to win great prizes!