Discogs' VinylHub Database Wants to Document Every Record Store and Event in the World

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Record junkies have met their pusher(s). Or rather, are invited to add them.

The immense community-built music database known as Discogs has announced a new feature to support its brick-and-mortar database VinylHub, which catalogs over 4,700 shops worldwide. VinylHub's mission is modest: to "document every physical record shop and record event on the planet," according to their website.

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VinylHub’s user-generated model, which has allowed record buyers to submit and rate stores for the past year according to their forum, is now letting those same fans add events, both past and present, to the database. "With details as focused as whether or not the store, record fair, or pop-up shop has an ATM available on site and what their hours and early bird availabilities are." 

Discogs communal efforts since 2000 have accumulated 6.3 million entries from 4 million artists, leaving the newly-erected record sector’s goal to be ambitious, but within fair reach.


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