Attention Bands and Bloggers: Link to Your Local Indie Retailers and Be Good to Them When It’s NOT Record Store Day

#linklocalbuylocal!

MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

There’s an inclination on the part of bands and bloggers to use links to Amazon or Apple for fans to buy your records.  Here’s a thought:  Try linking to someone who gives a shit whether you suck air and who doesn’t spend tens of millions of dollars trying to fuck you in Washington?  Think that might be a better idea long term?  (And as we’re seeing play out in Canada, not just Washington, but Ottawa, London, Brussels and indeed around the world.)

I link it to Waterloo Records, my local indie record store which has a good online ordering operation.  I bet you have an indie record store, too.  Why don’t you link to them on your website?  When was the last time you did an in-store at Amazon?

And if you don’t have an indie store in your area, feel free to use Waterloo.  Texas wants you anyway.  But…

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