Record Store’s Day

Way back in 80s when music cassettes came in India, it was a favourite corner of home where music lovers use to store their trove of music. Music record labels like Sony, BMG Crescendo, TDK came to India. Indian giants like HMV, Venus, Tips and T-series have made their mark on customers.

The craze of Juke Box music of 70s returned in late 90s. The culture of shopping malls got established inIndia. The chain of shops and music business got flourished by Planet M, Crossroads, Life Style and many other mega malls who catered music through Cassette and CD, DVDs.

The new millennium came up with the threat of piracy and MP3 format of sound recording. The very habit of buying cassette or CD is replaced by mp3 download or a pen drive full of music.

Rhythm House a leading music shop of Mumbai has closed in February this year. Mehmood Curmally the owner of Rhythm house of Mumbai is a music lover, curator and singer as well. Sunday afternoon there use to impromptu jam for all music lovers. Mihir Joshi, Anuradha Pal and Rajeev Raja have composed a song called, ‘ Rhythm House Blues’. If you are a hardcore music lover then you will find this song.

The end of Rhythm House also men the retail market of music are also over. The world of music industry celebrates every 3rd Saturday of every April. This year it is 16 April. This year Metallica will be releasing their album Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite  in Paris.  This year ‘Record Store Day’ is supported with a film ‘The Smart Studio Story’ which supplements the same cause. ‘The Smart Studio Story’ film is about recording studio of Wisconsin US. This studio is owned by Butch Vig and Steve Marker their studio produced bands such as The Smashing Pumpkin, Nirvana, Garbage, Shirley Manson and many more.

Let us celebrate the Record Store’s Day and cheers for music.


Published by Rahul Mate

Passionate about cinema, fine art, literature and photography, while teaching in media school Rahul Mate makes a little change into the life of people by connecting them with world of creative freedom.

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