Independent record store chain Rough Trade is giving music lovers the chance to win a year’s subscription to Rough Trade Club in the run-up to Record Store Day.
The competition winner will win a 12-month membership to the club, as well as a ‘Black Wax’ Coffee Box by roasting royalty Dark Arts and a ‘Pub in a Box’ from Signature Brewery. Dark Arts Coffee is served in the cafes at Rough Trade East and Rough Trade Bristol, while Signature is served exclusively on draught in all Rough Trade bars.
Rough Trade Club, refreshed for 2023, is usually available to customers for £30 a month for LPs or £15 a month for CDs and includes a copy of their Album of the Month, access to free domestic shipping, exclusive access to live events and online sales. The Album of the Month is carefully curated by staff and varies from the next chart-topper to a new discovery. Members who opt for the LP package get sent an exclusive vinyl pressing and both LP and CD memberships include exclusive bonus material. Recent examples of album picks include The WAEVE, Get Real by CVC and Where I’m Meant To Be by Ezra Collective.
Subscriptions are bought on a flexible basis and can be paused or cancelled anytime, with the option to swap the recommended album if you don’t like or already have it for anything featured in the Rough Trade Edit (up to the value of £24.99). On Saturday the 22nd of April, Rough Trade customers will be able to shop Record Store Day exclusive vinyl from stores in Bristol, Nottingham, East and West London and, for the first time, Soho, inside Rag & Bone’s Beak St. store at the heart of central London’s record store district.
Standout titles available at Rough Trade stores on Record Store Day include:
In addition to the exclusive vinyl on offer, Rough Trade will also announce an assortment of live music lineups closer to the date, which customers can keep track of on their website. Since the first Rough Trade store opened in 1976, the independent music shop has provided a place for music lovers to hang out and purchase music from the emerging DIY music scene. Rough Trade currently has five UK stores – Rough Trade West, East and Soho in London, Rough Trade Nottingham and Rough Trade Bristol, as well as one in New York, in addition to UK and US web stores. For a chance to win a year’s subscription to Rough Trade Club, customers can sign up by entering their email addresses here.
Emily Waller, UK Head of Brand and Content at Rough Trade, commented:
“Record Store Day is a huge day for both our customers and staff and is a great chance to really soak up the vibrancy of independent music retail and the communities they lovingly serve.
“In anticipation of the upcoming celebrations, we’re delighted to give customers the chance to win a year’s subscription to Rough Trade Club.
“This is a great opportunity for music lovers everywhere to get their hands on the very best releases hitting the shelves, handpicked by our staff and with exclusive access to events and sales.
“Records should be celebrated all year round, not just on Record Store Day and we’ve had really positive feedback from Club members on how our curation has introduced them to new music they love and how the perks have enabled them to feel part of the Rough Trade community.”