Vinylfy Launches Social Network For Vinyl Heads
Vinylfy is a new start-up aiming to be the Facebook of the record collecting set. It’s only right that the young company is making moves to turn record collecting into a social media affair, since The Internet likes to keep track of everything these days. Now, you can organize your vinyl collection online and share wishlists, tweets, and details about your favorite wax copies with friends and other collectors. You can add records either manually or by searching through their database (which currently has about 15,000 records) or even import a list from Discogs or that enormous Excel file you’ve been keeping on your hard drive. Of course, the opportunities for music discovery are endless on a site like this, but to actually purchase new records, head to a site like Gemm to expand your catalog on Vinylfy.
After a serious case of being in the right place at the right time, Jose Pimienta and Osniel Gonzalez applied for and received a $22,000 award from SuperConf just a week after they launched the site this past February. Since then, Vinylfy has accumulated 800 subscribers and they’re currently looking for investors to create an app and further develop the site. “You cannot kiss an mP3,” laments Pimienta in the video below, so he’s trying to keep the love for vinyl alive by making it easy to share with your friends. Sounds pretty good to me. For those of us who prefer dusty grooves to digital coding, this could be a sign that vinyl really is making a comeback among music listeners more generally, not just a mainstay of hardcore DJs. So whip out that Midnight Marauders LP and start tweeting your favorite lyrics as you spin them.
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