Back in 2016, Aussie Vinyl released its First Edition of its record guide which received great feedback from buyers, libraries, clubs and various other institutions. The book at the time was the largest price guide ever to be released for vinyl records in Australia, and had listed 70,000 records from over 17,000 artists from around the world featuring over 1,000 record labels.
When the book was being compiled ready for print in 2015 and 2016, the biggest challenge for Aussie Vinyl was what to print, and what to omit. As the book was over 1,000 pages at the time of print, it was impossible to print our entire database, and so the difficult decision was made.
Fast forward 5 years and Aussie Vinyl has uncovered thousands more artists around the globe along with additional releases and record labels. Also, during this period, I have been contacted by numerous people, organisations, journalists and television programs for information, answering questions, book purchasing and emails just to say hello, which has been tremendous.
The most common question has been “When are you releasing the next edition?”. As time is always a factor with anything, I have decided to release an Australian/NZ Artist only edition in late 2021, this way I can list and revise all the information I have for Australian/NZ Artists from 1920-1991. This book will cover not only Pop and Rock genres, but other genres also, such as Jazz, Folk, Country, Reggae etc.
This does not mean of course that it will be every release from every Australian/NZ Artist, as I’m not sure no-one has that information, but as it stands I have over 5,000 artists and tens-of-thousands of listings and more being added all the time.
Due to the feedback received over the last few years and information I have received from music fans and collectors I have decided to let all music fans out there have the chance to contribute to the next book.
I am asking for contributions from the public to add to my next book. If any contribution received from any member of the public of an artist and or listing that I do not have in my database, their name will be acknowledged in print.
All contributions must have clear photos of the cover (back and front), inserts if any (back and front), record labels (A+B) or additional if double/triple/box set, bonus single/LP etc. and any additional packaging/inserts included with record also. Simply stating the information without photo evidence cannot be accepted, as past information provided without photo evidence has turned out to be incorrect.