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Diggin' Sydney is your guide to Sydney's new and secondhand vinyl record retailers. From Town Hall to Katoomba!
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Posted By admin on April 19th, 2013

A guide to Sydney’s indie record stores by Sydney’s indie record stores. You can download the map, complete with walking tour route suggestions, or find printed versions in all the listed stores and surrounding shops and cafes. Of course, the experience doesn’t  just stop at the boundaries of our map, so use this guide as a place to start and then keep hunting off the beaten path, because that’s where all the action happens.

 
Posted By admin on May 23rd, 2017

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw its biggest gains for 25 years in 2016. Big supermarkets are extending the amount of space that they allocate to the discs and even the turntables that twirl them have found a place on Amazon’s best-seller lists.

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21722232-only-two-firms-still-make-lacquer-discs-used-mastering-hunger-vinyl-means-chronic?frsc=dg%7Ce

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Posted By admin on May 13th, 2017

 

Vinyl kills the MP3 industry. So goes the saying plastered to every second record shop wall, printed on slipmats and t-shirts (you probably shouldn’t wear).

While we concede that vinyl hasn’t been the only nail in the coffin of the compressed, the news that the creators of the MP3 have written off their own format where wax has endured still piqued our interest.

The MP3 is now officially dead, according to the people who created it

Posted By admin on May 6th, 2017

Record Store Day 2017 saw the 10th anniversary of the event, which highlights the importance of record vendors in a notoriously competitive industry. This year’s sales prove an exceptional increase on previous years – sales at independent stores boosted 194 percent over the previous week, marking the biggest weekly gain since RSD’s inception. Link

 

Posted By admin on April 18th, 2017

It’s almost time! The maps have been loaded on the trucks and are in transit, the website has been updated with all the new stores and usual essential digging tips, and 33 record stores around the Sydney Metropolitan area are feverishly preparing for Record Store Day on Saturday April 22. This year’s map is the fifth edition of Diggin’ Sydney and features some new great stores, along with all our old favourites. We’re also excited to have Audio Technica as our partner in 2017. Without their support this project would not be possible.

New maps should be available later tomorrow, especially from the CDB shops and Record Store in Darlinghurst. You can get the jump on the Record Store Day crowds by checking the the online  Store Guide right now. The online Store Guide also contains some sneaky store listings we just couldn’t fit into the printed map. Get amongst it!

Posted By admin on April 7th, 2017

New art for the fresh Diggin’ Sydney Guide is locked and loaded 😀

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Posted By admin on March 30th, 2017

$1.8 MILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bonhams Auction House has reported via Twitter that the recording console used to record Pink Floyd’s 1972, 15–times platinum album Dark Side of the Moon has just sold at auction for $1,807,500.

https://reverb.com/au/news/abbey-road-recording-console-used-on-dark-side-of-the-moon-sells-for-1-point-8-million-dollars

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Posted By admin on March 29th, 2017

Not all the news is streaming though. Vinyl sales continue to grow exponentially, almost doubling between 2015 and 2016, to a high for this century of $15 million. This is impressive in its own way though still not much more than 10 per cent of streaming revenue.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/streaming-takes-over-from-downloads-as-the-future-of-music-20170328-gv8ls4.html

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Posted By admin on November 19th, 2016

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Record Affair is ending the year hotter than ever!
We have some of our favourite regular stall holders back along with a visit from an old friend and introducing new ones too. Plus this time round we’ll be holding a local release stall to support your local music scene.

Dig through crates from local Dj’s, Radio Announcers & Collectors. Genres ranging from Rock, Jazz, Metal, Aussie, Psych, Boogaloo, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Boogie, Disco, Drum and Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Reggae, bargins & collectables.

Dj’s on the day will be Milkcrate Jones and Piero

Newtown Social Club have tasty $12 lunch special.

See you all for a fabulous day!!!

Posted By admin on May 16th, 2016

birth of a record - vinyl factory

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheVinylFactoryUK/videos/952981841403553/

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Posted By admin on April 13th, 2016

The new Diggin’ Sydney Map hits the streets of Sydney today. Pick up yours from any good Record Store and selected street press outlets. Pick up one for a friend while you’re at it! 33 awesome stores in total – spanning Greater Sydney from Town Hall to Katoomba, and beyond. The website and store guide have also been updated to include all the new info and listings.

It is of course Record Store Day this Saturday, April 16. Make your sure you’re out there supporting independent record stores, local musicians and small business. Think twice before you set foot in any chain stores; independent record stores can only survive as long as you continue to support them.

 

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Big thanks to Audio Technica for their support this year, and a massive shout out to Stephan G. from Record Store for all his efforts in making Diggin’ Sydney a reality again this year. Slap him a high-five next time you see him 😉

 

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