As you will be aware, RSD 2020 was initially postponed until June 20th. Given the current situation, however, it’s not possible to conduct RSD in its usual format. The international coordinators have therefore decided to hold three RSD “drop” days when exclusive product will be available from independent record shops. They are currently 29th August, 26th September and 24th October. Things continue to move fast however, so don’t be too surprised if this changes again. No one can be sure what sort of government mandates or restrictions will be in place at any point in the future, or how customers will prefer to shop.
One thing that’s certain is that it’s not going to look like RSD has done in the past. We definitely can’t operate in a way that encourages the usual queues and we need to ensure that whatever we do is socially responsible. We are working to find a solution that keeps everyone safe and we’ll keep our subscribers updated regarding our plans.
You can keep up to date via the official RSD site here: