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Along with the vinyl revival are new Internet web sites that cater to collectors and music lovers. One such site that has just launched is, is social marketplace that will support independent artists, labels and record stores and will aid in the spreading of musical innovation to the global community of music lovers and record collectors.

There are many vinyl sites on the Internet today, what will set yours apart from the others- what will make you unique?

”We think there are two main aspects that set us apart from other sites. First of all, we have structured our marketplace to reflect the world’s major music scenes. This we hope will make it easier for users to discover more new music and that local artists will be able to find a bigger audience. To make this possible we are cooperating with some of the finest bloggers from these scenes, so previews of all their posts can be read on our scene pages. Instead of creating distant editorials and boring recommendations, we think it’s much better to give the word to local experts, who participate in these scenes on a daily basis.”

”A second aspect we think set us a part from other services is how we emphasize the social aspects of vinyl collecting. We want to be something more than a simple marketplace. Through various features we want to include the users and enable increased interaction. We want to be a community for music and vinyl enthusiasts, a place where they can meet, share and exchange knowledge and experiences.”

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“First of all, records really never left, they just got pushed to the side because of all the hype on CD’s,” explained Jeff. “We then find out that CD’s aren’t all they were hyped up to be and the price really never came down like they claimed-plus they are digital binary sound. ”

“It’s like an Easter egg hunt for me. I’m always thumbing through record stores while on vacation looking for that rare find,”

Just ordered a copy of Record store days: From vinyl to digital and back again. (By Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo)

From the early part of the twentieth century to today, getting music into the hands of fans has had a colorful history that has largely gone untold. Chronicling the past, present, and future of the shops that have enthralled generations of music lovers, Record Store Days celebrates the special alchemy that makes a great record store.

This spring go behind the counter with fascinating first-person accounts from the store owners and clerks who have made browsing for records a national pastime for nearly 100 years. The book features more than 150 photographs and is filled with reminiscences from musicians, music industry executives, record store owners and music fans from all across America.

Record Store Days offers an insiders look at:

  • Legendary in-store performances
  • How stores set and influence trends
  • The obsessive collectors behind the country’s top shops
  • The future of the record store, and what it takes to survive in an increasingly digital world

Tracing the growth of an industry that became inextricably entwined in the fabric of American life in the twentieth century, Record Store Days is the first book to document music history from the perspective of the people on the front lines of the music business.