Record Store Day Canada Store Application and Code of Conduct 2024
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the independent record store — the staff, the customers, and the artists to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.

Stores must register to sell Record Store Day products.

Products include specific LP or other dedicated releases that occur on the day of Record Store Day and are available in store only on the day of Record Store Day.

In-store performances, live music, DJs, sales, demonstrations, dances, artist signings, music related exhibitions and everything that makes an indie record store unique should be on display that day.

* For clarification online mail order only stores or stores which only operate less than 2 days per week during the year will not be eligible. The store must be a stand-alone physical shopfront located in Canada and open to the public (I.E one or two crates of records in the corner of your shop does not make you a record store (but sounds like you have a great personal collection).

Participating stores must adhere to the spirit of Record Store Day, which is designed to encourage music buyers to visit Record Stores both on the day & after the event. By signing up to RSDC we hope that you will use reasonable endeavours to be active and positive on social media and use #RSD24 to generate awareness and interest in the event.

Participating stores may not open prior to 8 AM (Your Local Time) on the day of Record Store Day and may not take pre-orders or reservations for customers not able to come into the shop to make their purchase. No store may hold back product to sell at a later date, either in shop or online. For clarification a shop may not reserve any product on Record Store Day i.e. stores should not hold back product for anyone even if they attend the store later in the day. All RSD product has to be sold on a first come first served basis.

Participating stores or their staff members may not sell any Record Store Day products online or via mail-order until Sunday following RSD on the 20th April 2024 at 8am EST (the online sales date). Any retailer found to be selling online prior to the online sales date will not be eligible to participate in future Record Store Day activities. Any retailer found to be selling online on their own shop accounts or related staff, friends or family accounts before this date will not be eligible to participate in future Record Store Day activities.

Stores found to be bringing Record Store Day and charging unfair prices or operating unfair purchase procedures to customers will not be eligible to participate in future Record Store Day activities.

In order for your store to participate in Record Store Day on 20th April 2024, retailers will need to do the following:

Complete, sign and date the following Retail Code by FRIDAY 1 MARCH 2024.

Once you have completed this form and been approved by Record Store Day Canada you will receive the following:

  • A listing on
  • Access to the RSD list for 2024 stock from labels and distributors
  • Regular RSDC communications / newsletters
  • RSDC artwork (social media tiles, and poster artwork for printing etc.)
  • Other items as agreed with partners
*required fields

* Your Name:

* Email:

* Verify Email:

* Store/Shop Name::

* Shop Address(es):

* Phone Number:

* No. of Shops:

* Shop Opening Hours:

* Date your shop/s opened:

* Website or Social Media Links:

* Store Staff Names:

* Email addresses of any other staff:

Stores must agree to read, action and adhere to any subsequent communication regarding the Record Store Day Retail Code.
By submitting this application, you agree to the terms and conditions and confirm acceptance to the above Retail Code for Record Store Day Canada 2024.

* I confirm acceptance to the above Retail Code for Record Store Day Canada 2024:

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