Warner Music Group’s Billy Fields on the Importance of Record Store Day

April 17, 2015 8:39 PM

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Warner Music Group’s Billy Fields on the Importance of Record Store Day

With Record Store Day nearly upon us, it seems as though virtually everyone — from record store owners and labels to music fans and artists — have shared their thoughts on the annual event. Opinions range from those in support and those who have thrown in the towel, but now Warner Music Group’s Billy Fields — who plays a key role in the company’s organization and distribution for each Record Store Day — has offered his two cents.

“All this week, I’ve been reading about independent record stores expanding due to the popularity of the vinyl format or Record Store Day or both — whether it’s Record Exchange in Boise, Idaho, or Dearborn Music in Dearborn, Mich., or the Sound Garden in Baltimore, Maryland,” Fields tells us. “This ...

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