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Editor note: This story appeared in our April issue. Since it went to print, Record Store Day was postponed to June 20 due to COVID-19. This year’s Record Store Day (June 20) has something extra special to celebrate. For the first time since 1986, vinyl records have outsold compact discs. Finally, an industry the millennial generation ...
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