Well the 2nd National Album Day is rapidly approaching and creativebyte were again asked to design the NAD exhibition, amongst other marketing collateral and the advertising for the station LCD screens to help promote the event around the UK. The NAD is jointly organised by ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association) and the BPI, and the touring exhibition in partnership with Network Rail. The exhibition has already been on view for a week at Glasgow Central Station, it has now moved onto Manchester Piccadilly Station, followed by a week at Birmingham New Street and finally ending up at London Bridge.
The music / artist community will come together for a series of events and activities in the lead up to 12th October that will celebrate the UK’s love for the album. This year National Album Day’s theme is ‘Don’t Skip’, to encourage music lovers to discover albums in full, as a complete body of work that tells a story. Some of the UK’s most prominent artists have signed up as ‘album champions’ for this year’s National Album Day campaign, including Lewis Capaldi, Elbow, Mahalia, and Mark Ronson. Each album champion not only represents the current, diverse musical talent that is born out of the UK, but will also reflect on other artists and albums that have inspired, shaped and defined the culture and spirit of British cities and regions.
BBC Sounds is supporting the day as an official broadcast partner through programming and editorial.
We think it might be time to get some of those old albums back out again, or maybe even go and buy a new album thats caught your eye recently…