On what would have been the original Record Store Day – Saturday 18th April 2020 – organisers are appealing to music lovers all over the country to pledge to buy one record missing from their collection and Fill the Gap.
Fans are encouraged to share their pledges on social media using #RSDFillTheGap and tagging their local record store and the artist.
BBC 6 Music will be supporting the campaign by celebrating the unique spirit of comradeship and entrepreneurial ingenuity that even in today’s challenging conditions has enabled so many shops to keep serving their customers in an online world with a range of programming and artist interviews.
This year’s Record Store Day UK Ambassadors The Big Moon are joining in the campaign with a message of support:
“We’re all looking forward to getting back out into the world and sharing physical space with our fellow humans again. If music and record stores are a part of your life and you have the means to be spending disposable income right now, please keep supporting them so they can be there for you when all this madness is over and the world starts turning again. Massive corporations will be fine. Support the shop down the road that you always drop by to chat to the staff and get their recommendations and get a decent cup of coffee. Support that shop you always go to in another city that you found cos the first time you went, you were looking for the ‘cool bit’. Support all the musicians whose songs you’re streaming to get you through these long days inside, by actually spending money on their work so they can continue making music for you! Treat yourself! Buy yourself a new friend! You won’t regret it.”