April 19's seventh annual Record Store Day was wildly successful in New York, so much so that music fans were still lining up outside stores past 4pm waiting for a chance to purchase coveted releases issued specially for the day.
18th Street In Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood on Saturday afternoon saw a conga line of shoppers carrying bagged vinyl under wing. The thoroughfare is the Nation's Capitol's epicenter for Record Store Day celebrations home to three of the city's seven participating independent music retailers.
With frontman Paul Westerberg laid up on the couch (literally) at Coachella, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong filled in ably on sons that included "Color Me Impressed," "Can't Hardly Wait," "Alex Chilton," "I'm In Trouble," "Kiss Me on the Bus," "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out," "I Don't Know" and "IOU."
Thanks to Easter-fueled shopping, the "Frozen" soundtrack is on course for its biggest sales week yet. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 225,000 to 250,000 copies in the week ending April 20.
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level -- albeit a completist Emo level--with 312 songs spanning some 19 hours and 43 minutes worth of angsty melodicism.