Brighton's finest record store, Resident Records

Blog by Louise Dodgson under Selling & Distributing Your Music

Resident sits in the heart of Brighton’s ultra-trendy North Lanes area and dishes out far more than your average record store. For many in the city Resident represents the epicentre of the musical world; bringing together new music, tickets for gig and club nights across the city, a whole host of local and national musical literature and some of the wisest heads around when it comes to what is going on in Brighton. The combination of centralised location and wealth of staff expertise make it the essential one stop shop to find out what’s going on in Brighton’s music scene.

Resident can also become a key asset for unsigned bands in Brighton, they are always more than happy to promote new releases from local artists and frequently host in store gigs with local bands making waves in the local scene. Additionally the ‘Resident recommends’ section often features material from a host of local names that are being talked about in Brighton’s bars and clubs. Most CDs are stocked with a description of the album on the front which means that your potential new fans are far more likely to find your band and develops local interest in new, independent music.

Resident’s biggest value to local artists comes in the form of the weekly mail outs, detailing exactly who and what is going on each week in Brighton. With a huge array of information about new releases, tickets for upcoming shows, forthcoming albums and the ever excellent album of the week sections arriving in a neat and tidy package each week in your inbox. Music lovers in Brighton would be foolish not to take advantage of this free and easy way to keep your finger on the pulse of Brighton’s diverse music scene. Resident records does not pigeon hole itself to any genre of music with a vast range of styles catered for. Staff are friendly, helpful and demonstrate a passion for music that will make you wonder what you were ever doing in HMV in the first place.

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