Record Collecting

There’s a new site for vinyl lovers: Vinyl.com

Jaxsta is an Australia-based company that spends a lot of time with music analytics and metadata. Their latest venture is a Discogs.com competitor they called Vinyl.com. (Yeah, I know. How much did they have to pay for that domain?)

Vinyl.com is a catalogue of vinyl records and is also a store for people looking to buy and sell records. And because Jaxsta is so deep into musical metadata, there is a TON of information included with each posting: musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers–basically anyone who contributed to the making of a recording.

I quote Jaxsta CEO Beth Appleton: Music is not a commodity. It is art that is crafted by artists and their teams, loved by music fans. The album and official music credits are crucial components that educate us about the people who have put the recording together. Our goal is to create a global music products marketplace, focused on celebrating music and albums created around the world.”

There’s more coming, too, including merch, concert tickets, and whatever passes for “digital collectibles” these days.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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