The Record Exchange’s second annual Record Store Day Mixtape Contest is underway!

Make us a mixtape, and you just might walk away with our grand prize:

– $50 RX gift card

– Assortment of exclusive Record Store Day releases

– Your mix played on the RX store hi-fi during Record Store Day

To enter, submit a single-CD mix to The Record Exchange by 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. You must include a track listing (song titles and artists) with your submission, plus your name, telephone number and email address.

An esteemed panel of Record Exchange staffers will judge the mixtapes based on several tangible and intangible factors, including overall quality of the mix, artwork, theme, vibe, etc.

Want a legitimate shot at winning the contest? Here’s a few pointers:

– If you think “artwork” is writing the title of the mix on the CD with a Sharpie and putting it in a white paper sleeve, you will most certainly lose.

– Write some liner notes about your mix. We’ll assume your mix is some sort of soundtrack to your life, so tell us what makes you tick and why this music is important to you. Context, yo.

– Read about last year’s winner HERE. Study the mix. Marvel at the execution, the time and thought investment, the obvious “wow” factor. This is what you’re up against.

Read more about Record Store Day at The Record Exchange (April 16), including the list of exclusive RSD releases, HERE.

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