RECORD RADAR USES SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS FOR ONLINE VINYL CRATE-DIGGING

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by Jay Garrett

20th February, 2019

RECORD RADAR USES SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS FOR ONLINE VINYL CRATE-DIGGING

Record Radar links with your Spotify playlists and locates vinyl in your area and online. But be warned ... Prepare to spend!

Record Radar is online crate-digging and may motivate people to add physical records to their collection by way of their virtual one.

Record Radar slurps the choices from your Spotify account and then, by way of Discogs data and collaborating stores, points out the corresponding records being sold in local shops and through online stores, all without having to sign up to another service.

All that you have to do is, upon visiting the site, is to log in to your Spotify account. The software then does the rest.

Record Radar

You are able to filter the returned results based on the country/city of where you want to purchase, and which Spotify playlist to use for the search.

Record Radar doesn't utilise any subscribed or editorial playlists, only the ones made on your own account.

The software also declares the state of the vinyl listed, whether it's new or second hand.

Record Radar

Just from a quick look around (which I happened to score a Type O Negative Bloody Kisses 180g reissue on silver vinyl for £25), it seems to work reasonably well. I don't use Spotify a lot and so would welcome Record Radar hooking-up with Tidal and other streaming sites. Although, saying that, it could cost me a lot more money too.

Record stores and sellers can also get involved to help expand the chances of locating vinyl for customers using the software.

I can see Record Radar becoming a convenient tool. With the current atmosphere of bricks and mortar stores closing sites like Record Radar could provide a decent gateway. However, the flipside is that are sites like this part of the reason for record stores closing?

Check out Record Radar for yourself, if you dare!

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StereoNET's Bass playing Hi-Fi junkie and UK correspondent heads up StereoNET UK as Editor. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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