Bowers & Wilkins
Founded in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins have been at the forefront of high-performance audio for more than 50 years. Throughout that time, music has been at the heart of everything it does.
Globally acclaimed for its industry-leading high precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products, Bowers & Wilkins have set new standards for innovation and sound quality making them the unrivalled choice of audio partner to kick back and listen to those new Record Store Day releases on.
"We are proud to continue our support of Record Store Day and reaffirm our long-term commitment to championing the album format and the vital role independent record stores play in bringing music to fans. Music has always been at the heart of everything we do, and it’s that passion that drives us to create the finest audio products available."
- Giles Pocock, Vice-President of Brand Marketing, Bowers & Wilkins.
Meantime Brewing Company
Pioneered in Greenwich London in 1999, a young brewer named Alastair Hook started brewing beers that would spark a craft beer movement. It’s that same independent spirit and pioneering nature which goes hand in hand with the ethos of Record Store Day.
Meantime Head Brewer, Thorsten Fischer says, “Great music complemented with a great tasting beer makes for the perfect experience, and we often brew our beers to music as well. Whatever the sound – from rock to hip-hop - we like to think it helps inspire great creativity and flavour! The team here in Greenwich look forward to working with the Record Store Day team to brew up some great ideas ahead of 12 June 2021, and help promote indie record shops across the UK, in original Meantime style.”
Record Store Day are proud to once again announce the return of their long-standing partner Rega Research who, since 1973, have been renowned for their award-winning tonearms and turntables. Rega remains a dedicated British manufacturer designing and assembling every product by hand in its ever-expanding facility in Southend on Sea – making them the perfect partner to work in tandem with the UK's independent record stores.
Simon Webster, Sales & Marketing Director said of the partnership "We are delighted to once again be sponsoring Record Store Day UK. For Rega It has always been a match made in heaven and a pleasure to be a part of. Whatever this year brings, rest assured we will be doing all we can to help make RSD 2021 the most memorable yet!"
- Simon Webster, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Rega Research.
Sound Performance have a long-history of supporting the independent label community with regards to vinyl, CD, DVD and packaging, creating a wealth of special and limited edition RSD releases over the years.
Chris Marksberry, Managing Director of Sound Performance said: "Supporting our record shops has never been more important and the amazing work of Record Store Day remains a highlight of the music retail calendar. The part RSD played in the re-birth of vinyl sales has also proved vital in maintaining a vibrant physical sector, Sound Performance are proud to be Record Store Day's Official Vinyl Manufacturing Sponsors once again."
War Child UK
War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve been driven by a single goal – for no child’s life to be torn apart by war. We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future.
We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution. We also campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights. Together with our partners, we deliver our vital, life-saving work in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America. In 2019 alone, we reached over 100,000 children.
Sophie Mckay, Music and Events Executive at War Child, says: “We are so excited to be the charity partner for RSD again this year. It is a partnership that we are really proud of, and one that is making such a big difference year on year. Coming together to celebrate music and independent record stores on Record Store Day through these amazing vinyl releases feels really special, and to know that we are raising money for War Child’s vital work in process, makes it all the more so.”