World Record Shop Database VinylHub Relaunches
After 15 years, 6 million records, and 4 million artists, Discogs has undertaken the task of documenting the world’s record shops with its online database Vinylhub.
As a project that launched a year ago, Vinylhub is a user generated database for cataloguing every record shop, fair, and pop-up location around the world. Currently, with over 4000 listings across, North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, the brick and mortar aspect of the vinyl resurgence can provide a en alternative to its digital counterpart.
The crowd sourced site is quite easy to use, and even easier to navigate. With a multi-pinned google map as its mainframe, each point can also be clicked on for a full introduction to the location with everything from a short description, pictures of the building, to practical information like opening hours and web link. It’s landing page even skips directly to your own location, highlighting nearby record shops in the immediate vicinity.
“Our mission is to document every physical record shop and record event on the planet. With your help, we can create an accurate listing of all record shops & record events, useful to diggers and travelers everywhere.”
*Featured Image: Ben Rubens @ Halcyon – Brooklyn, NY