Record Store Day Cofounder May Lose His Record Store

09/07/2011
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(Rock News Desk) The co-founder of a global event to celebrate independent record stores has vowed to fight off the nightmare scenario of closing his own store.

Eric Levin in one of the people behind Record Store Day, which has grown into a worldwide opportunity for music fans to buy limited edition products which big-name acts only sell via non-chain outlets. But his Criminal Records business in Atlanta, Georgia is under threat after experiencing challenging conditions for the past three years.

Levin moved to a bigger store in 2008 just ahead of the world financial meltdown, tripling his overheads, then last year was faced with a repair bill believed to be around $14,000 following an ice storm. Now he says he'll either find a solution to his firm's problems by November 1 or shut up shop. more on this story

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