For the independent record stores of the world, Christmas comes every year on the third Saturday in April. It's called Record Store Day, and since modestly beginning in 2007, this impromptu consumer holiday has grown into a worldwide celebration of music stores, rare releases, and vinyl. For struggling indies hemmed in by the popularity of online shopping on one hand and big-box retail on the other, Record Store Day provides an important influx of attention — and revenue. "It was our biggest day of the year last year," says Tony Green, a product manager at Amoeba Music, who estimates that Record Store Day brings the giant Haight Street retailer about two and a half times the business of a regular... More >>>