Vinyl Database Discogs Partners With Crate Diggers
October 4, 2016 at 1:25 PM (PT)
Online vinyl database DISCOGS has partnered with event producer CRATE DIGGERS, further solidifying its role as a leader in the vinyl community. By leveraging the CRATE DIGGERS footprint in the vinyl events space, DISCOGS seeks to bring their community to attend events in 10 different cities across the globe in 2017.
Said DISCOGS COO CHAD DAHLSROM: “We’re often asked if we support record stores and selling offline. The answer has always been yes. Through our site VINYLHUB and now CRATE DIGGERS, we can continue to support the sales, and trading of albums live. All of us love to dig records, and we want CRATE DIGGERS to be one of those events diggers can look forward to year after year.”
Originally started three years ago in PORTLAND, OR, CRATE DIGGERS has quickly expanded to include LOS ANGELES and MIAMI and this year, the first international event in BERLIN. The free gathering is a record fair by day followed by a DJ after party at night. THEO PARRISH, DOC MARTIN, DAM FUN, RICH WILHITE and others have graced the turntables bridging the gap between old school record collectors and new vinyl enthusiasts.
Added DISCOGS Director Of Marketing RONALD RICH JR.: "The vinyl record resurgence shows people are tired of renting their music and are looking for a tangible way to connect with their music if nothing else. CRATE DIGGERS gives music lovers the world over the opportunity to connect in that same way in person.”
Said DISCOGS Community Manager LIZ MADDUX: “The CRATE DIGGERS series provides the opportunity to bring together the music-collecting community under one roof so that music lovers everywhere can converge and discuss and share their passion. With each passing CRATE DIGGERS event, more and more people get the word and come down to show off their wares, and we are dedicated to bringing this experience to cities and users across the globe.”