While CD sales have slowed and cassettes have all but died out, vinyl continues to steadily sell copies despite much of the music-consuming public switching to digital mediums. Whether it’s the perceived increased quality over even CD recordings, the pop and crackle of a well-worn record or the bargain prices of second-hand 45s and LPs; vinyl continues to survive as a desirable storage medium.
For this reason it’s no surprise to see a service like My Record List popping up, applying the convenience of digital music to the much-loved analogue discs of days gone by. The service exists as a catalogue for vinyl first and foremost, with cassettes and CDs also catered for. The service uses Discogs.com as a driving database to fetch extensive information about releases, including pictures, labels and other statistics.
As a bit of a vinyl junkie myself I was pleasantly surprised to find that the database includes some more obscure releases, including DJ tools, scratch records and breaks collections. Once a release has been imported, the service then uses Spotify to fetch a digital version, though you will need Spotify on your Mac or PC in order to make use of the player. Sharing your collection is easy as you’ll be given a URL that matches your username, e.g. myrecordlist.com/timbrookes.
- List, share and search through your vinyl collection.
- Listen to a digital copy on Spotify, provided you use the Spotify service already.
- Use powerful search tools to find your collection, as well as searching for other vinyl you might want.
- Share with friends and other users of the service.
- Similar: iCollectMedia, Coollector, and Moovida.
Start building your collection at MyRecordList.com