Diggin’ Melbourne: a tour guide for vinyl record lovers
Melbourne has one of the largest number of vinyl record stores per head in the world – and now there’s a map to prove it.
Diggin' Melbourne: a Tour Guide for Vinyl Record Lovers, a free map released on Australian Record Store Day (April 17), is a handy guide for LP lovers, pinpointing the location of 31 music retailers that still stock vinyl records.
Although considered by the mainstream industry to be an obsolete format, vinyl records continue to attract a strong cult following in Melbourne both among DJs and the music-buying public. In the inner city, a pair of vinyl turntables behind the bar is a ubiquitous fixture, while the sales of both new and second hand vinyl continue to flourish in a variety of specialist retail outlets, second hand markets and specialist record fairs.
As well as a map, Diggin' Melbourne includes a run-down of each shop including genres and other formats stocked, contact details and opening hours.
The project was conceived and pulled together by Chris Gill, owner of Northside Records in Fitzroy, with all stores contributing to costs of producing the map in the interests of promoting the Melbourne music scene.
The map is available from all participating record stores and is also available to download online at digginmelbourne.wordpress.com
For further information: digginmelbourne.wordpress.com
Media contact: Chris Gill, Northside Records Ph: (03) 9417 7557