On April 16, 2016, the ninth annual Record Store Day will occur. A celebration of independent music retailers, Record Store Day is a cherished platform for over 200, independent record stores in the U.S. Besides simply the state’s, Record Store Day expands further, actually reaching a global expanse, with the additions of Record Store Day UK, etc. The conceptual minds behind Record Store Day pride themselves on only supporting “real, live, physical, indie record stores,” as opposed to large corporate conglomerates. Each local record store celebrates Record Store Day in their own unique manner. For instance, some shops provide customers with free, live music all throughout Record Store Day while others give away exclusive vinyl releases. Nonetheless, despite their differences, all participating record stores maintain a definite spirit of celebration, and further, appreciation.