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 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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Discogs Supports Record Stores

How to Support Local Record Stores Discogs is a database, marketplace, and community that offers a way to find, discover, catalog, and purchase your favorite recorded music from trusted independent sellers, which includes record stores around the world. The following resources will help you support record stores, connect to a local store in your city, […]
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The Top 10 Weird Record Store Names

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The names of record stores worldwide can be wild. And they can be wild because most of them are independent and don’t need to be vetted by big corporations’ focus groups and marketing execs. It is a similar trend with comic books stores and our dearly departed friends, video rental stores (RIP). Our ability to […]

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The Discogs Guide To Taipei Record Shops (Taiwan)

Ni Hao! In late January, the Discogs crew went to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals IX and partner up for an after-party, the Bastid’s BBQ. As you may know, Taipei is one of the most popular tourist cities in Asia, however vinyl culture and record shops over there have […]

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