Seasick Records Succeeds by Building Community

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In this episode of The Localist, host Carrie Rollwagen talks with Daniel Drinkard, owner of Seasick Records, about owning a local music store and balancing the revival of vinyl with the practicalities of offering CDs and tapes. They delve into the community-centric events of Record Store Day, the thoughtful approach to merchandising, and the importance of fostering a welcoming atmosphere for music lovers of all kinds, from Taylor Swift fans to vinyl connoisseurs. Daniel shares insights on the evolution of his business, from the practicalities of store layout to valuing community over profit in the independent retail scene.

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