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Community Highlights: Meet Dylan Peggin of The Record Spinner

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dylan Peggin.

Hi Dylan, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started The Record Spinner in January of 2018 on YouTube as an outlet to put forth my knowledge of vinyl collecting and music. It was merely a hobby that I pursued persistently for about two years. Once 2020 came, and COVID hit, I spent most of the lockdown making content. That coincided when I reached 1k subscribers, started getting sponsorships and built up notoriety within the YouTube vinyl community. As time passed, The Record Spinner also enabled me to secure a freelance journalism gig with VWMusic, interview musicians, and touch on various events with the artists I love. I can gladly say that since 2018, I have never felt this sense of “burning out” since what I do is driven with passion, and here I am, 5k subscribers later and clout that I am still working hard to achieve.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In terms of creating content, it’s been rather smooth. The creative juices never run dry as I am always thinking of fresh things to tackle and jump on bandwagons of topics that are trending in the vinyl world. The only struggles come with the amount of time I can put into my work. YouTube is not my main source of income, as I have a day job to tend to 40 hours per week. With that and also maintaining a personal/social life, it can sometimes be tough to work on filming/editing content. Once I am in a groove, it almost comes naturally to where I can work at what seems to be a lightning pace, and the productivity rate is insane.

We’ve been impressed with The Record Spinner, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I create weekly content about vinyl collecting and music. The realm of vinyl collecting can delve into many different glasses of water, such as turntables, speakers, pressings, and music. The Record Spinner allows me to put in my two cents as to what products I endorse from my experience as a collector and listener. Opinions are a dime a dozen, but it does wonders when viewers swear by what you say. Since I am one of many people in the YouTube vinyl community, I have dedicated tastes in music, and that reflects what records I showcase. It seriously ranges from folk to metal and everything else in between. My favorite band of all time is KISS. I have done many videos on them, such as catalog rankings, collection showcases, and simple commentary on certain facets of KISStory. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to dedicate one upload per month to something KISS; related that way, it’s not just attracting the vinyl community at large, it’s also reaching out to KISS fans. It’s a rather nice moniker! Doing so much KISS content has almost given me this metaphorical badge that people can identify me as “that guy that does the KISS videos.”

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
While YouTube is my main content outlet, I also write for a website called VWMusic. On this platform, I’ve been able to go into great detail about KISS bootlegs from any given tour from the early years, album reviews, interviews with musicians, and commentary on current music events. If you are inclined to go beyond my YouTube endeavors, perhaps find me on VWMusic and give my work a read!

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