The new maps are almost compete and will hit the streets early next week – just in time for Record Store Day. Watch this space. There are a couple of new stores in Melbourne and you can find them online in our store guide. Complete web updates next week to coincide with Official Map Release. We’re also having a party to celebrate. Join us at Belleville on Thursday April 19 to get your map before Record Store Day.
Map made possible with the generous assistance of Audio-Technica
Record Store Day is fast approaching. This year we’ll be celebrating on Saturday April 21, and as always there will be a new map in the week leading up to Record Store Day. If you own a record store and are not included on the current map please contact us to become involved. We are aware of several new stores in Melbourne and will endeavour to contact everyone in the new few days.
We are again pleased and thankful to have Audio Technica’s support for Diggin’ Melbourne and Diggin’ Sydney. More news about events, prizes, new maps and website updates coming soon.
The 2017 edition of Diggin’ Melbourne is now available for download. Find it here. The new map again features 55 stores around the Melbourne metropolitan area and beyond, from Coburg to Frankston and Williamstown to Belgrave. We have a few new stores joining us this year – check Picture Search in Richmond, Son of Run in Belgrave, Profile Music in Prahran, Skydiver in Fitzroy and Oh! Jean in North Carlton. Profile has operated on Greville Street for a long time now and has been a bit of a DJ’s secret… shhh. Oh! Jean – formerly known as Vinyl is also not exactly new, but new to the guide and has a new name to boot. Son of Run is a little off the grid – but they reportedly have enough records up there to make it worth the trip. Music Jungle is also back in the map – and back with extended trading hours, and High on Vinyl also in Thornbury gets an official listing in the map, adding to the growing cluster of stores around Fitzroy North, Northcote, Thornbury and Preston.
Sadly, we’ve lost one (actually two) of the city’s great institutions. Missing Link / Collectors Corner has ceased trading after many years of operation in Melbourne. When we first created this map in 2009, Missing Link and Collectors Corner were two of the driving forces behind the indie, metal and electronic music scenes in Melbourne. These are the stores that never stopped selling vinyl. In recent years we saw both stores move premises, and eventually join forces under one roof. It’s sad to see them go. Next time you consider buying records from a non-independent or online record store, spare a thought for Missing Link and Collectors Corner. Support your local and independent record stores who support local and independent music. Dig.
We are currently in the process of updating the online store guide and should be complete in the next 24 hours. For the most up-to-date info check the PDF map, pick up a copy at your favourite record store today.
Don’t forget you can find out what’s happening in your ‘hood on Saturday April 22 right here: www.recordstoreday.com.au
With Record Store Day only a few days away (Sat. April 22) we’re happy to announce the new 2017 edition of Diggin’ Melbourne will hit the streets around April 19, and be made official with a launch party at Section 8 on Wednesday night (April 19). This year we’re thankful to Audio Technica who have assisted in production of the map and kindly donated some prizes for our launch party. We’re also teaming with Beat Magazine to publish a condensed version of the guide in the weeks Beat Magazine Record Store Day feature.
This year’s maps features some new stores in Collingwood, Fitzroy, Richmond and Belgrave. 55 stores in total and a couple of additional stores listed on the website. Get the jump on the Record Store Day crowd by getting your hands on a map and/or Beat this week. Get down to the free launch party for the chance to win a sweet pair of Audio Technica ATH-WS99 headphones plus other lucky door prizes, and enjoy top-shelf selections from Melbourne’s finest purveyors of black gold. Check the poster for details. The website also will be updated by April 20. Watch this space.
Sunday April 2 is the right time to hit St. Kilda for the Annual Acland Street Vinyl Revival. Just like the poster says “thousands of new and used records”. Get down to get down.