The Spin Music Fair Returns!

After a six month long hiatus, Joburg`s longest running and biggest vinyl fair makes a welcome return to Pirates Bowls Club on Sunday 27 September 2020. The Spin Music Fair brings together some of the country`s top dealers offering a huge range of both new and pre-owned vinyl records, CDs, collectables and audio hardware and accessories. Surrounded by lush lawns, a tea garden and restaurant which offers yummy food and cool drinks as well as a kiddies play area, the Spin Music Fair is open from 10am to 2pm and is located at The Pirates Bowls Club, 4 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside.

In keeping with government COVID regulations the Fair will be conducting social distancing, both for customers and dealers alike as well as supplying hand sanitizer on arrival and at each dealer station. Furthermore numbers will be restricted and masks are mandatory-no mask, no entry. These regulations are for the benefit and safety of all but will not detract from the joy and pleasure of browsing to find that elusive collectable or simply adding to your growing vinyl collection. We look forward to you joining us at the Fair.

Dealers:

  • Vinyl Junkie
  • Clover Records
  • Red Dot Records
  • Croak Audio
  • Zeppelins
  • Wayne Hampton (Compact Discovery)
  • West Rand Vinyl
  • NB dealers to be announced.

News

Vinyl continues to boom… Music listeners bought more vinyl records than CDs in the first half of 2020, according to the RIAA’s new mid-year report, marking the first time since the 1980s that CDs were not the dominant physical medium. Of the total physical music revenue in the first half of the year ($376 million), 62% of that revenue came from vinyl sales ($232 million). Physical music sales overall were significantly impacted by music retail and venue closures due to COVID-19.

The Stones keep rolling… At the end of a close-fought chart battle, the Rolling Stones’ expanded, multi-format reissue of Goats Head Soup has taken the 1973 album back to No.1 in the UK. The album narrowly saw off the challenge of 21-year-old English singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s second album Zeros, which had led in earlier midweek data from the Official Charts Company. The Stones pulled ahead in sales to the end of Wednesday (9th) and maintained their lead to the close off the chart week.

The new success gives the band their 13th UK No.1 album, drawing them level with the totals achieved by Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams. Only The Beatles now have more, with 15. Goats Head Soup was also this week’s bestseller in physical sales alone. The OCC has confirmed that the No.1 achievement means that the Rolling Stones are the first band in UK chart history to achieve chart-topping UK albums in six different decades. The sequence extends to more than 56 years, since their self-titled debut album spent the first of 12 consecutive weeks at No.1 in May 1964.

For more information on the Spin Music Fair contact Benjy Mudie on 082-4902743 or email fresh@icon.co.za