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Michael Kurtz , "Record Store Day, & the RETURN of Vinyl !

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"TUNE in to TURN on!" This will be a great show on "Record Store day" and the creators of some of the most Iconic Vinyl and its return!  Special guest's will be calling in to discuss the evolution of Vinyl and its comeback !

Michael Kurtz is the founder of "Record Store Day," conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day was launched with Metallica on April 19, 2008 and is widely credited for the relaunch of the vinyl industry. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica, and it is considered the largest and biggest music event in terms of worldwide participation in history. Before co-founding "Record Store Day," Michael Kurtz served as the President of The Department of Record Stores (The DORS), the largest coalition of record stores in North America. As President Michael worked with a board of dynamic record storeowners, artist managers, as well as record labels and music and film distributors. 
The DORS has 72 storefronts in the USA and 12 in Canada. In 2013, Michael Kurtz was given the honor of "Chavalie De L'Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres" by the French Ministry of Culture. The receipt of this honor is the equivalent of being knighted and was an acknowledgment of contributions to music culture worldwide. In 2014, Michael Kurtz was given the Independent Spirit Award by the National Association of Retail Merchandisers for his work with Record Store Day, and in 2015 Michael Kurtz was given a Libby Award by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) for being independent record label's best ally.

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