Hank Williams: Pictures From Life’s Other Side


Hank Williams died in the backseat of a Cadillac at age 29 on his way to a New Year’s Day show in Ohio, drunk and filled with a variety of painkillers. He had the body of a man 69 and fading, ravaged by spina bifida occulta, alcoholism, drug addiction, and a failing heart. His genius […]

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“Reaching People Through Music” An Interview With The Fenner Frost Foundation & RPM Records


“Helping people grow through music” is the motto and since 2016 The Fenner Frost Foundation has done exactly that, nurturing confidence and teaching transferable skills to students with learning difficulties by running a record shop with some truly heartwarming success stories.  We visited RPM Records a few weeks ago to get a feel of their […]

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The Discogs Community Hits A New Milestone: 12 Million Releases In The Database!


It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating reaching an impressive 11 million releases in the Discogs Database and here we are again. If we sound excited it’s because we are excited. After Discogs was founded in October 2000, it took 90 months to hit the first million releases in the Database. Nowadays, music in […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of November 2019


Another month, another list! There’s a lot new for this list, possibly thanks to RSD Black Friday. I’ll do my best to not report on the obvious reissues and barrel scrapings and try and focus on the odd gems here and there. The first thing that caught my eye was the use of the classic […]

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Discogs Presents: EMC Record Fair 2019 In Sydney

November saw the first of many collaborative Record Fairs to happen in Australia. To start off, we teamed up with EMC (Electronic Music Conference) and Pioneer DJ to bring you an electronica themed fair, with vendors having a strong focus on bringing the public some of the finest selections of electronica on all formats from […]

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Jeff Lynne’s From Out Of Nowhere

With a successful recent arena tour and now a new album, the Electric Light Orchestra is back in the public consciousness in a way that transcends nostalgia, although that certainly plays a role. Anyone who grew up listening to Out Of The Blue is clearly psyched to once again be living in Jeff Lynne’s world.  […]

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Interview With Uwe Weigmann, The Man Behind Firestation Records


While talking to our interviewee today, one thought came to my mind: Is this the first time we have interviewed a Seller specializing in indie-pop? For those of you that read the Discogs Blog regularly, you know that Crate Minds is normally more focused on the typical Discogs dichotomy of rock and electronic music sellers. […]

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What To Do When A New Record Is Skipping

It’s one of the worst feelings for a music fan — you just put a brand new record on your turntable, and the music comes out distorted. We understand that feeling, indeed we’ve been there before. To help you solve this inconvenience we have put together this guide on what to do when a vinyl […]

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An Interview With DJ Prestige From The Film The Hustle Is Real


The Hustle Is Real is a story about creating your own lane to make money doing what you love and the hustle and grind that goes along with it. The film follows a “Working-class DJ”; DJ Prestige as he rocks gigs, grinds out travel, digs for records and does what he does best. The filmmaker […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For November 2019


Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉 We hope Santa has been good and brought you plenty of incredible records straight out of your Wantlist. While we are all fully immersed in this new decade, the Discogs Top 30 most expensive list is always a bit behind so we can verify orders. So today we’ll be revealing […]

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