Articles tagged “Record Stores”

The Best Record Stores in Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne — known for its amazing selection of food and coffee, AFL (a strange game where people in the smallest shorts imaginable kick an egg-shaped ball around a giant egg-shaped park), and general quality of life — may not be the country’s capital, but when it comes to music, Melbourne holds the crown for the […]

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The Best Record Stores in San Diego, California

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San Diego has more to offer than sun and surf. California’s coastal destination is also a vinyl paradise. To help tourists and locals alike, Discogs curated a list of the best record stores in San Diego.  FeeLit VinylHub | Discogs | Social Located in downtown San Diego, the one-and-only FeeLit is on the smaller side but is packed […]

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The Best Record Stores in Toronto

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With over 50 vinyl-centric destinations in the area, Toronto can seem pretty daunting to record-shopping visitors. To help tourists and locals alike, Discogs curated a list of the best record stores in Toronto, Ontario, with a focus on the downtown neighborhoods.  Cosmos on Queen and Cosmos West VinylHub (Queen) | VinylHub (West) | Social […]

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The Best Record Stores in Chicago

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The Windy City has a rich music history and a diverse vinyl scene. We asked some of the most music-savvy Chicagoans — including Andrew Bird, Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot, James Weir of NE-HI, and many more  — to share their top picks for the best record stores in Chicago. Laurie’s Planet of Sound VinylHub | Social […]

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The Best Record Stores in Tokyo, Japan

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Discogs asked some of our favorite writers and artists like Go Kurosawa from Kikagaku Moyo, Makato Shimizu, Ryotaro Aoki of Japan Times, and more to pick their favorite places to dig for vinyl. The resulting list will guide you to the best record stores in Tokyo, Japan. Best Record Stores in Tokyo Big Love Records […]

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The Best Record Stores in London

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London’s rich melting pot of cultures, inhabited by nearly 9 million residents, has created one of the most musically diverse cities on the planet. The capital city’s entrenchment in music history — from the new to the old to the rock to the reggae — has spawned, across the decades, one of the world’s digging […]

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20 Woman-Owned Record Stores in the United States

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As the world begins to open back up and the possibility of travel is on your horizon, digging for records will certainly be on your mind. I just got back from Denver, Colorado, where I picked up an eclectic mix from Wax Trax, Twist and Shout, and Recollect. I had honestly forgotten how much fun […]

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We Should Be Talking About Women in the Record Store Business

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I am feeling pretty grateful right now. We’re exercising caution, we’re still masked up and social distancing, but we are finally seeing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. We are welcoming back local customers, some of whom haven’t stepped inside our store in over a year. We’re selling more vinyl. We’ve expanded […]

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Tips For Opening Your Record Store During COVID-19 From a Shop Owner

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Open. Close. Stay closed. Re-open. Deciding what to do in relation to opening or reopening a brick-and-mortar record store during the COVID-19 pandemic feels a bit like being trapped in a maze. You finally round one corner, you feel mostly assured you are heading safely in the right direction, and somehow you wind up in […]

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Fee Credits For Record Stores On Discogs

As we continue to practice social distancing for the foreseeable future, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit physical record stores hard. The impact started with drops in foot-traffic and escalated to stores needing to shut down entirely, ultimately leading to big drops in revenue. record stores have always been at the forefront of our community; whether […]

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