Discogs today released sales data from the first Record Store Day of 2020. Orders and vinyl purchases on Discogs over the first Record Store Day weekend were up in 2020 compared to past years.
Discogs saw 60,571 orders last weekend compared to 42,929 in for RSD 2019, a 41.1% increase. This translates to even more individual records: 78,680 sold in 2020 so far, up 47.12% from 53,481 sold in 2019. Shops were allowed to list RSD inventory directly online for the first time ever this year.
Learn more here: The First Weekend of Record Store Day 2020 Was Massive for Shops
Historically, Record Store Day falls in April. However, for 2020, RSD will take place across three special, socially distanced events on August 29, September 26, and October 24. That means three days of different drops to allow stores to accommodate smaller crowds.
Consumers are buying tons of records, and not just RSD releases. So far this year, Discogs has witnessed a massive increase in vinyl sales. Over 5.8 million records were sold between January and June, which is up 33.73% compared to the same period in 2019, according to our recently released 2020 Mid-Year Report.