RSD 2017 Timeline
RECORD STORE DAY 2017 DEADLINES (NOTE: RSD 2017 will be held on 4/22/17)
NOW through 2/1/17: Submit titles for RSD Official title list using RSD spreadsheet. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO PRODUCTION ON A TITLE INTENDED FOR RSD WITHOUT LIST APPROVAL. The earlier you submit the better.
12/17 through 1/4/17 RSD WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
1/25/17: DETAILS ARE PROVIDED ON ALL RSD PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS. Because we are working with over 450 key full participating RSD stores, a minimum run of 5,000 for each added value item is recommended, higher numbers are encouraged. NOTE: All RSD added value items should include the RSD logo on them. Contact email@example.com for the approved logos.
2/8/17: FINAL DATE FOR RSD TO RECEIVE ALL DETAILS ON APPROVED RSD TITLES
3/1/17: SOLICITATIONS TO STORES CAN BEGIN. Please do not solicit before this date. Confirm solicitation plans with RSD two weeks in advance, please, so we can give the stores a heads up. This has all come at the request of the stores, so please help us honor this. Solicitations should include instructions for stores not to list or announce titles before RSD List Launch date of 3/21
3/1/17: RSD TITLE ARTWORK DUE Artwork (.jpg format) for all RSD commercial products must have been received at firstname.lastname@example.org
3/8/17: ADDED VALUE/PROMOTIONAL ARTWORK DUE Artwork for all RSD added value items, and any on-line web and email banners for these projects, must have been received at email@example.com
3/15/17: ADDED VALUE ITEMS PHYSICALLY AT THINK INDIE All RSD added value items must be received at the ThinkIndie warehouse. All materials should be mailed attention Blake Wimberly, c/o Coalition of Independent Music Stores, 3738 4th Terrace North, Birmingham, AL 35222. (phone # 205-595-1932 x202). PLEASE PROVIDE TRACKING TO firstname.lastname@example.org
3/16/17: PROVIDE LIST OF ARTISTS APPEARING ON RSD
3/21/17: RSD LIST LAUNCH This is a worldwide launch and we ask everyone to help us keep a lid on the list until this date. Please include wording in your solicitations that stores are not to post or speak about titles until this date. Please make sure artists are aware of this. If any artist wants to premiere or announce this information prior to 3/21, please coordinate with RSD in advance (email@example.com)