discogs 20th birthday feature

Thank You for 20 Years of Discogs

Discogs turned 20 years old on November 1, 2020. We’re looking back on two decades of music fandom. Thank you to all of the Discogs users for making this site what it is today.

Thank You

“On November 1, Discogs turns 20 years old. I started this as a hobby project to let people edit discographies and create a definitive catalog of recorded music. I didn’t know it would come this far! Back then, the goal was only to catalog electronic music, but based on feedback we started to allow hip-hop, then rock, jazz, then everything.

Looking back on those 20 years, some of my best memories are:

  • The early days of working very closely with contributors in the forums.
  • All of the great music I’ve discovered by digging and exploring Discogs.
  • Hearing directly from people about how important Discogs is to them.
  • Visiting record shops and hearing people talk about Discogs or seeing it on their computers (I shop incognito).

It’s really incredible how far we’ve come. Discogs now has 13 million releases, 7 million artists, and almost 60 million things for sale from 150,000 sellers. And it’s the go-to resource for people that really care about music. None of this would be possible without all of you, whether you’re contributing to the Database, giving suggestions in the forums, or building up your Collections and Wantlists. Thank you, Discogs Community!!”

– Kevin Lewandowski, Founder and CEO

young kevin lewandowski

Kevin back in the day.

“I am proud to have been a member of the site since 2002. It’s been incredible to watch Discogs grow and get ever more popular, year after year. I feel truly honored to serve such an amazing community of collectors and music fans, with everyone working together to build and maintain the Database for the benefit of all. I want to send out a big thanks to everyone who has contributed; every edit counts toward making the information about releases, artists, and labels better and more complete. Thank you so much!”

– Nik Kinloch, Chief Database Officer

discogs first email

One of the first emails that Kevin sent in 2000.

“Hey, all! Twenty years of Discogs is an incredible achievement.

I joined the team in 2011 when Discogs already had a solid reputation as a comprehensive and detail-oriented music database powered entirely by community contributions. The ‘V4’ system was humming along, the genre subdomains like ‘rock.discogs.com’ had all been folded into the main site, and still, there was so much to do.

Every day, I am awed and humbled by the dedication and passion of this community of archivists, collectors, and enthusiasts. It’s been a privilege to support you — and to play some small part in connecting people across cultures, oceans, and generations, all through the shared love of music.”

– Jesse Dubay, Principal Engineer

discogs homepage 2003

Discogs homepage in 2003 when it was still focused on electronic music.

“It’s been a wild ride. I can’t believe I thought I’d have like a year’s worth of stuff to add before I was most of the way there. January will be my fifteenth year since joining up and I’ve still got so much more to go!”

– Brent Greissle, Community Engagement Specialist and Diognes_The_Fox

History of Discogs

The last time we looked at the history of Discogs was in 2018. Below is a snapshot of our favorite moments over the past 20 years.

discogs 20th anniversary timeline 2000-2020

Site Evolution

Nik Kinloch crafted this amazing time capsule video for Discogs 15th birthday. While it doesn’t include the most recent changes that occurred in the past five years, it’s still a wonderful trip through the past, especially for users that have been around since the beginning.

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263 Comments
  • Nov 28,2020 at 06:26

    *****
    “My comment is awaiting moderation” vol.6 – For the sixth time I simply post it again because censorship is really a bad idea, especially on a site “powered entirely by community contributions”
    Extra question: can you be somehow fair, can’t you?
    I’m gonna stand up for what is Right, no worries:-)
    *****

    What a nonsense propaganda…exactly 20 years after the launch Discogs imposes a top-down & above all non-working shipping policies editor as a birthday present.
    My compliments!
    Will you keep on profiteering from a 20-years massive free work done by passionate members, won’t you?
    A clever way to raise money…

  • Nov 26,2020 at 00:44

    Joined these fantastic discogs 12 years ago, you are the best!

    Kind regards,
    Peeano

  • Nov 25,2020 at 17:11

    And just think…for about half that time, I’ve been on CIP!

    Just happy that I can still research and buy…I’ve probably spent more on music here than at any other venue in the 60+ years I’ve been collecting. Thanks, and cheers, Discogs!

  • Nov 22,2020 at 17:51

    All I can say is that I use Discogs all the time for MANY things and I am so thankful it exists! Now, if only it included specific release dates more often…;) (By that, I mean not just the year…but the actual day and month!)

    This really is a great site with a plethora of information that I use all the time as I enter my entire music collection into a data base.

    So, thank you, team!

  • Nov 16,2020 at 18:38

    I just want to say thank you, Discogs. I rely on you all the time for researching music and exploring music that is new to me. I imagine a lot of people feel the same. Been a member since June 11, 2003. Would imagine electronic music as a whole wouldn’t have spread as much as it has had it not been for you guys, with the help of YouTube. Big respects to all those that keep it running!

  • Nov 11,2020 at 12:16

    Member since 2007, before the API went public. Thanks for everything!

    I had been working for years on a relational database tracking recording studios, sessions, musicians, instruments, tracks, and albums. A friend who kept hearing about my project first pointed me to CDDB and eventually to Discogs. Although the early version didn’t track as much as my database did, I was happy to see Discogs grow since then to the point where now it’s possible to track almost everything (except recording studio addresses, dates of recording sessions, musicians present at sessions, etc). I never envisioned tracking much beyond run-out groove scribblings, but I really appreciate the bar codes, pressing numbers, and other label information.

    My only complaints over the years have been a few “bad” users, never with the site or its operations. The community is great, and very supporting of perfecting this amazing resource.

  • Nov 11,2020 at 03:53

    2ß Aeyrs of Dioscogs and and ugly present called shiping policies for millions of hours to the community that spend their time and work to update your databank.

    Please update the shiping policies for a also seller friendly ue. It takes hours to work all this out. Wear support from Discogs side in the SUPPORT REQUEST section.

    1st: Orders that are payed by the custemrs by the buyer friendly immidiate pay system should leave no negative financial on the seller side when we refund. Why is the refund not initiated automtically by Discogs in case of a cancelation. I have now an order that I had to be cancel. Unfortunately the buyer did pay immidiately befor I could check the itm again for correctness. Itm conditions can somethimes change over the years as you know.
    As the payment was unfortunately done automaticaly by Discogs the seller can’t recheck the itms.

    2nd: The new Shiping Policies are quite complicated and do not suit the sellers needs. For example the diverse complicated paypal fees can not be calculated acurately in the itm prices for they do variate due to the countries and the itm value.Please work on an effective solution for that. …And stay in contact with your community and make sure help request is alive.

  • Nov 10,2020 at 22:28

    Hey Discogs! Checked my profile and looks like I’ve been a member since 2005(!) You’ve been a great reliable resource for me – my go-to, in fact, when I need a tracklisting, or to find a disc for sale to add to my collection. Keep it up, we love you.

    Matt

  • Nov 9,2020 at 17:05

    Would love to say a huge Congratulations to Discogs! I’ve been using it for about four years now, and I’ve been more than happy to organize my music collections of all formats. I hope for many years Discogs remains the undisputed source for all local, obscure, rare, famous and international music. Still a lot of stuff to uncover, but you all have been great.

  • Nov 9,2020 at 01:06

    Wow 20 years… that’s awesome and amazing. I’m kinda new to Discogs (mostly just pop on now and then to check info for an album), so apparently I don’t know the full potential of this huge database and market place, but I’ll get there I’m sure.

  • Nov 8,2020 at 09:07

    Hello Discogs team,
    What a great job from all of you!!!
    Thank you from my deepest point of my heart.
    keep on!!!!!

  • Nov 7,2020 at 18:13

    Somewhat belated but congratulations you lot! And thank you so much for Discogs and great service you continue to provide. Love it!

  • Nov 7,2020 at 08:10

    Finally I get to say, Thank You Discogs and to all the sellers that have sold me Vinyl hassle free since 2008.

    I’m very proud to be a member. Happy Birthday.

  • Nov 7,2020 at 06:44

    Happy birthday!
    A few suggestions for the future:
    1) App notifications of sales and customer interactions. Discogs has to be the only selling app that does not have notifications for buyers and sellers.
    2) In addition to yearly drives to add more items to the database, could you also add a yearly drive to clean up the site / approve pending listings?

  • Nov 6,2020 at 20:15

    Happy Birthday. Thank You Discogs!!!! I’ve added to my now very extensive cd collection. You are the best. I know I can find items here at a reasonable price. I believe I have 30,000 cds. And Discogs you’ve been a part of this, again thank you. I hope your still around another 20yrs. I probably won’t make it that long.

  • Nov 6,2020 at 19:41

    Thank You Discogs!!!! I’ve added to my now very extensive cd collection. You are the best. I know I can find items here at a reasonable price. I believe I have 30,000 cds. And Discogs you’ve been a part of this, again thank you. I hope your still around another 20yrs. I probably won’t make it that long.

  • Nov 6,2020 at 16:35

    Discogs became the best source of recorded music data. People who share their knowledge here are dedicated music fans and really know how to give the music its historic value. Thank you guys for this great treasure to humanity.

  • Nov 6,2020 at 10:59

    Congratulations to everyone on your 20th birthday, You have created an excellent network in the world of music and even more than music. You did it – you brought the whole world together – thank you for that,
    music is a great force, it unites peoples and erases boundaries music sows seeds of goodness, love and gives us the understanding that we are all brothers and sisters, and the earth is our common home, and this is wonderful

  • Nov 6,2020 at 07:45

    No speeches, just love support and gratitude. Discogs is the best.

  • Nov 6,2020 at 06:57

    HAPPY TWENTY YEARS BIRTHDAY DISCOGS !
    ( but Please cancel the ASP ASAP ! )

  • Nov 6,2020 at 06:41

    HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY DISCOGS 2020.
    I have Loved Music ever since I got my first transistor radio way back when and thankfully that love and passion has never left me. It has always been a progression through each decade of great music being made by artists of many genres. I can’t imagine what I would be without Music in my life.
    Discogs have helped me find music that I would never heard or purchased and am very grateful. Your database is truly amazing and is very necessary for preserving its history for collectors in the world.
    Discogs has saved my life and looking forward to many more birthdays to come. I hope and pray that Discogs lasts forever for the collectors and listeners who love everything that comes with music. Thank You!!

  • Nov 6,2020 at 04:34

    Happy Birthday Discogs. 20 years and still going strong! Been a member since 2003, so have witnessed most of the changes that have occured since its inception. Like anything, some people love, some people don’t. Personally I’m in the love camp … visit almost daily, contribute, buy, sell, add to my collection – what’s not to like? There is nothing like Discogs out there that I know of, so keep it going! For anyone who prefers to post comments that are basically just a massive moan, if you don’t like it, don’t use it. Nobody’s forcing you!

  • Nov 5,2020 at 16:58

    It’s been 13 years of Discogs for me. I found out about it in 2005 or so, but didn’t actually get on it until 2007. Before discogs I used netsoundsmusic, juno and a couple of other places for virtual digging. Lemme check if I can add more than 20 friends in the friendlist in 2020! That’s about my only critique! – Laughing –

  • Nov 5,2020 at 14:37

    Thanks Discogs – for all the work you have put in over the years. A great site to buy from as well as to refer to. So important when you are looking for an original release! I have bought records on here that I have wanted for years- keep up the great work and keep spinning the wheels of steel!

  • Nov 5,2020 at 03:23

    There is only one threat for this great application: greed. Please accept growing with the market and don’t get greedy. Strava is now pushed in that direction and I do not like it.
    So far so good: thank you Discogs. Best Fernand

  • Nov 5,2020 at 03:21

    Discogs is great. It made me aware of the value of my collection and gives me priceless info about record a.o.
    Keep up the good work! Thank you!

  • Nov 5,2020 at 01:49

    Thank you Discogs! I have enjoyed collecting and reselling! The experience has really broadened my taste in music and opened up many genres and artists. Great Stuff!!

  • Nov 4,2020 at 15:17

    Happy Birthday Discogs.
    Discogs is amazing. Everything for music lovers is here and I’m very proud to be a member.
    I learn a lot thanks to the site, discovered many artists, many composers and many more…
    I can’t do without it…
    Congratulations
    Best regards

  • Nov 4,2020 at 13:16

    Happy Birthday and Thank You!!! Here’s to 20 more years!
    Discogs is an irreplaceable gem of the internet, I wouldn’t know what to do without it.

  • Nov 4,2020 at 12:52

    I am very proud to be a Discogs member,because of you i manage to edit my records collection,learn many things
    about different releases.Thank you Discogs team and all the members around the world.

  • Nov 4,2020 at 11:37

    We love Discogs for everything it offers us.
    Search the data base to find information about thousands of artists and their work, and at the same time buy or sell our records.
    Thanks Discogs
    Happy Bithday

  • Nov 4,2020 at 11:34

    Congratulations Kevin, & all the team. What a great place to escape to, in a world gone mad! It’s wonderful to have it to turn to, music lovers of all kinds. I really appreciate it & think it’s amazing what you have done. Take care & all the best.

  • Nov 4,2020 at 11:21

    I’ve been using Discogs for years – an absolute invaluable source of information especially for those of us that love weird corners of music!

  • Nov 4,2020 at 10:54

    does anyone know what the music is in the youtube video above?

  • Nov 4,2020 at 10:44

    Happy B to discogs.
    You are always my first pin tab, divided in a dual view…
    By the way on the 1st november i registered the 6000th item in my collection (a Blondie Best Of tape).

  • Nov 4,2020 at 10:01

    I love to do deep dives into obscure and obtuse areas of vinyl.

    This is the perfect place to satisfy that itch. I am glad it came into existence in my lifetime!

    god Bless You All!

  • Nov 4,2020 at 08:30

    I joined in 2011 and for me Discogs has become the “go to” site for all things music. I love the fact that i’m still discovering new things about the music i have owned since my childhood. I enjoy submitting images from time to time too.
    I haven’t ventured into selling, but as a buyer, my experience has been fantastic – the courtesy and camaraderie of the sellers i have traded with has been just amazing – thank you all.
    Congratulations to Discogs and to everyone in the Discogs Community – here’s to the next 20 years and beyond!
    Thank you for reading – and remember folks:
    …PLAY LOUD N GIE IT LALDY !

  • Nov 4,2020 at 08:24

    Discogs is a great and very useful database for music lovers indeed. A big thank you for this, yeah, and Happy Birthday!

    But there are 2 big drawbacks when using Discogs. Firstly, it’s far too hard to report errors which I constantly find in data or to simply add a missing YouTube-Video for a song (this is just not working).

    Secondly, and the worst with Discogs, it’s the market place. From 3 attempts to buy something from the sellers here I had 2 very bad experiences and only one satisfactory. When it comes to problems Discogs doesn’t help buyers at all. I personally will not buy anything again here in this marketplace. There are just too many scammers.

  • Nov 4,2020 at 07:56

    Best “website” on “the internet” …love you Discogs <3

  • Nov 4,2020 at 07:31

    Congratulations Discogs with your 20th Anniversary, without you my music collection wouldn’t that be that large, so i hope you will go on with this great work to celebrate the next 20 years. Best wishes from the Netherlands. René

  • Nov 4,2020 at 05:31

    Congrats on the anniversary, and thanks for a great site!

    Curious question – which release was the absolutely first entry?

  • Nov 4,2020 at 03:42

    It’s been amazing being part of Discogs Iver the last May 2018 and just when I was looking for a digital cataloging system for my Vinyl LPs and Ep’s was so happy to have joined up to be apart of this group which has become family. It’s been hassle free keeping track of my collection and continuing to see it grow. Wishing Kevin and the entire Discogs team and Discogs Family a happy 20 years and more to come.

    Stay safe and God bless.

    Angelo from Colombo Sri Lanka.

  • Nov 4,2020 at 03:11

    I joined in February 2004 after using the site for probably a year already, and started to contribute. After some time I became a moderator and spent a lot of time voting on submissions, more or less daily. Everything was really different back then compared to today. But the biggest change must have been when the marketplace opened, that’s when the site really exploded. I have found so much good music through the years thanks to this site. Happy Birthday Discogs!

  • Nov 4,2020 at 01:42

    Congratulations! I love Discogs. The best user-generated site on the subject of music. Like IMDB for records!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 23:25

    I started using Discogs arond 2001-2002, but I’ve registered on 2008 in order to publish my first release. I am super happy for having this site to check all the albums and for tagging my old music thanks to the API. I love this site and I’m very happy for the 20 years anniversary I love you Kevin ;)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 21:37

    Thank you Discogs for all these years!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 19:27

    CONGRATULATIONS to Discogs’20th Anniversary !!!!!!!
    Cheers to all the work you do, your site gets better every year!! Wishing you another productive 20 years to come !!!!
    Thank you !!!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 19:20

    Great marketplace for music. I started with GEMM way back in the early days, until Discogs came along and acquired GEMM. It’s all good.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 18:50

    Thank you discogs. You have been and no doubt will stay, fucking awesome. 💙

  • Nov 3,2020 at 16:59

    Thank you Discogs :) Cheeers for many years ):(

  • Nov 3,2020 at 14:25

    Hb day Discogs.
    In my openiong it is the best music website and smooth database to use and contribute to by far!
    Not sure about complaints related to shipping. I especially have been using the platform as ugc, so I cannot comment on that.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 13:01

    Long live the Discogs family! Thank you for the amazing job you’ve done so far, and here’s to even more of the awesome to come! Cheers! Really proud to be a part of this community. :)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 12:58

    Ah, no critics allowed here… only “good news” and “congratulations”, what a dictatoring thang, ups…Mr. Lewandowski, do you really know what is going on with this confusing shipping policies and pressure the sellers on monopolic “paypal only” acceptance…? I do not know, but okay, in the land of fake news…🙃😉

  • Nov 3,2020 at 11:41

    Definitely, a before and after of Physical and Virtual Music, Long live Discogs.com

  • Nov 3,2020 at 11:40

    To infinity… and beyond!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 10:25

    Happy Happy Discog’s I am so glad I found you. Here’s to many, many more!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 10:13

    Happy Birthday, Discogs!! The best music resource on the planet!! :-)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 09:51

    All the best for the next 20 years… :-)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 09:20

    Great job guys! Happy anniversary to the gang! 2️⃣⏺️🥳

  • Nov 3,2020 at 09:06

    Happy Birthday and thank you to Discogs! Around 1996 or so, I got the idea I wanted to create a database for my music collection. After a couple of half-hearted attempts, life happened, and I never got back to it. Fast forward to 2017 … I decided I wanted to resurrect the effort. A simple search on the web turned up Discogs. I found it to be almost perfect for what I had in mind, plus so much more. Not to say there are not problems; being user-driven, there are a lot of data integrity problems, and there are veteran users that tend to be critical rather than helpful (but fortunately a minority). Part of the fun/challenge is to help make it the best database and marketplace it can be. Thanks to the originators of Discogs, and those who try hard to keep it an awesome place to celebrate music collecting1

  • Nov 3,2020 at 08:36

    I bumped into Discogs many times over the years researching artists. It was useful every time. Six months ago I joined Discogs and added most all of my own ambient music releases. Then I decided to get into selling off my huge music collection to buy more recording gear. I have already sold a few CDs to happy buyers and purchased some too. The selling and buying here is easy. It is a far superior selling setup here at Discogs than that at very picky and non-seller friendly Amazon.

    Lastly, Discogs, I only suggest making the process for setting up seller shipping policies more user friendly. It took me several days and customer support to finally get things 100% right.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 07:45

    Happy birthday Discogs team!! I’ve been using Discogs since 2007 and is always the first place I look for my favorite artists new albums. Thanks for the good times.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 07:30

    Happy birthday, Discogs!!!
    Super service!!!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 06:51

    HELLO PEOPLE , HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND STAY ON FOR THE NEXT DECADE…OR TWO
    GREETZ, PADDY DC

  • Nov 3,2020 at 06:41

    Happy birthday, Discogs.
    Wow! 20 years old? Great God!
    I pray the Heaven to take good care of you since you are so amazing. The work you have done is still something unspeakable to me. Should I develop alzheimer or Parkinson at the same time? It’s ok but I’m sure that they wont erase all that Discogs gave to me.
    So again, happy birthday to you, the wonderful Discogs.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 06:36

    Congratulation to Kevin Lewandowski and his team! Also a warm applause for the entire Discogs Community for keeping up one of the most unique and informative websites around The Globe :) Being a passionate member since 2005 I was given the opportunity to largely deepen my love for music and extend my knowledge and record collection, thank you for that. I also feel I have to mention my worries in the corporate direction Discogs has been going lately. It almost seems as if the website and strategy has been taken over by Amazon or Paypal, totally confusing. The recent direction seems too much focused on maximising profits and getting disconnected from the music lovers, the ones that helped building up this special platform. My suggestion would be to invest more in the limitless possibilities you have with all the data in connecting members and extending the options in organising your collection and wantlist. Good luck, keep it real and feel free to contact me in case you need any input or advise :)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 06:26

    Well, yeah – happy birthday. I have to acknowledge success, so credit where credit is due.
    A couple of other observations to air at the birthday party – your decision to suddenly purge Discogs of anything, (or most – the selection process id still something of an annoying enigma to me), that had the tag ‘unofficial’ was straight out of the dork handbook. You completely wiped out small ‘independent’ re-issue labels as well as your presumed intended obvious targets.
    The VAT for UK sellers was also a pain as I guess a lot of us are just trying to make some room in the house for the wife?
    Some of the database police are damn right rude when they find a minor inaccuracy with accuracy – but maybe that is just how it is when rule are infringed.
    To be fair the automatic shipping policies seemed to be trying to fix something that wasn’t really broken – but we all spent the time setting them up and things move on. I hope Discogs continues to flourish – but also that it doesn’t get to be a monster that we’ve all created. Happy Birthday

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:41

    You know what would be a huge milestone to add to the timeline? Giving users the ability to block sellers from want-list updates, like we have been asking for forever.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:39

    After the insane Shipping Policy Requirement I was sure it wasn´t the founder that was still running Discogs ;.o

    As you say yourself `We sellers built this site´ then go ahead doing this completelly unnecessary policy, don´t seem like an idea from a true record collector, I think.

    You could at least have made it easy to to set the shipping costs, but no, an idiot must have put that together :)

    Buyers don´t understand that a lot of IMPORTANT info is under the DETAILS links, and for just one example; Every second order I got earlier was `without jewelcase please´, now it´s close to no one.

    Despite my complains :) I actually sell more now, but I could sell even more, if a sane person fix the shipping editor (why is not Cd-singles stated as an option, for an exaple ?!)

    Discogs is my life and I love the sellers and buyers :)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:28

    Thank You Discogs for this amazing idea !!
    I’ve been using Discogs every day for 15 years and it’s without a doubt the site I use the most!
    Keep goin’on.
    Alex

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:28

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am VERY grateful for Discogs and everyone involved! I am and have been a buyer STILL after 48 years I still have never sold a single side but, if I ever do it’ll be on this site!! Thanks & good luck to everyone!!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:24

    Thank you Discogs – and happy birthday. As a music collector it’s impossible to live without this amazing tool. Whenever I find myself in a record shop somewhere (and that happens quite often) I ALWAYS look the records up on Discogs to make sure it’s the right version or simply to see if I already own a copy :-)

    Here’s to the next 20 years and beyond, cheers!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:03

    I’m glad to be part of this wonderful community. DISCOGS is the most important website for me, absolutely essential. I’m really proud of what has been created! Happy birthday and to all the fans: STAY SAFE & TAKE CARE!!!!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 05:01

    Happy burpday Discogs! Many happy returns and keep on rockin’! :)

  • Nov 3,2020 at 04:49

    Been with Discogs since 2005 officially and use it as well as contribute to it.
    Started with GEMM (which was great at the time) the Netsounds , and Music Stacks and CD&LP none as useful as Discogs. Although I was a bit frustrated with the new shipping policies, I figured it out to the best of what was offered and It worked for me, I immediately saw a increase in sales and instant payments.
    Thanks Discogs.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 04:19

    Discogs has made organizing my collection and shopping for new purchases so much easier, answering questions like “What is the value of this release?” and “Do I have this one already?” but mostly I have learned SO MUCH about the manufacturing of physical media.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 04:19

    To: -AaronJ- Nov 3,2020 at 03:25

    Maybe there can be another link where people can buy and sell things/items in a Flea Market(like place) Prices are significantly cheaper or applied discounts

    I was thinking if they could sell items together like bundle it up and ship ’em as a special priced and shipment fees! I realise that this sounds a little crazy but let’s say I am lookin’ for the first two JAM albums on CD: In The City and The Modern World make a special price for the both of them.

    I am located in Canada and so the price could be discounted in lieu of shipping costs!

    Mitch Y.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 04:06

    I am not a veteran Discogger like so many of ya are! I dunno even if my opinion(s) matter.

    What I do know is that this has become my favourite place to meander through as far as getting very rare and tough hard to find/deleted CD Albums. I have highly recommended Melaleuca Customers to come here and buy music, ’cause other places in their links are not as good! Too many places JACK UP their prices and are so unreasonable, money oriented pigs that I will never buy anything from them. Discog Peoples are not like that nor will they piss people like me about!

    Kevin: If you can help others like me access more people the better my collection becomes and one other thing… I find a lot of rare CDS at thrift shops(many people do not realise that rare stuff shows up there too and I snap up albums like: The Jam – Snap!, The Chameleons – The Fan And The Bellows, Kate Bush – Lionheart, Pink Floyd – Meddle and many others)

    Take Care and maybe consider Melaleuca Customers too!

    Mitch Y.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 03:42

    DISCOGS changed my life!! To get infos on records and to buy records all over the world. Please work on the android discogs app. It’s months it’s no longer working. THANKS A LOT

  • Nov 3,2020 at 03:41

    Impossible to complete my collection without the help of Discogs. Having access to vinyl and cd’s from around the world is incredible. If we buy material only in our own country we would never have everything we want. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 03:07

    The best of times, the worst of times…..

  • Nov 3,2020 at 02:50

    Thank you very much for the best Service around Vinyl and Music. You are great!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 02:26

    I love the site, it’s my 5th birthday here, as I started as a hobby during my burnout, as a therapy, to built my online collection discography. I have linked my personal xls to the site as well, so when ever I am in a second hand shop I can browse my own 5k+ collection to see if I do(n’t) have a certain copy I come across. I love the site, as it gave me the opportunity to extend my collection of non-english music by buying from other users across Europe/world. Never sold an item yet, maybe in future I will. Thanks for facilitating.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 02:18

    Just looked up when I joined.
    Wow! 11 years ago. Time flies, eh?

    Discogs is one of those resources that is invaluable in many ways – I’ve discovered releases I knew nothing of, artists/bands I’d never heard of, found obscure tracks that I remembered from decades ago.

    What is really good about the site is the way it continues to evolve. OK, they don’t always get it right, and I’m still trying to unerstand the point of the Master release as it appears to contradict itself in what it declares to do, but well……

    Here’s to the next 20 years, eh?

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:46

    i love this site and have only had one problem, sometimes the record pictured isnt what the seller is selling

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:43

    i’d love to redesign the ux and ui of discogs.. it really needs to be brought into the 2020’s!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:36

    From little acorns do mighty oaks grow. This is an essential vinyl site.

  • N-D
    Nov 3,2020 at 01:34

    Happy Birthday Discogs! One of my all-time favourite websites – thank you for helping me and many others to discover some great artists and releases!

    And also really glad to contribute to the database (since only 2008, but anyway :)) to make it even more better and complete and to help other people through it!

    You’re doing an amazing job, thank you so much!

    P.S. And hope that the process of updating submission rules will finally become much faster and easier – you know, some rules are a bit obsolete – and we need to update some rules because of digital releases market is dominating right now.

    Thank you again – and Happy Birthday one more time!
    You’re definitely the best!
    Anton aka N-D

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:30

    Happy birthday, this place feels like internet should feel, it’s rare.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:23

    Thanks Discogs for feeding my habit of vinyl for House music.
    10yrs a member and still buying!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:10

    Congratulations on your 20th birthday ! Stay healthy and keep on the good work !

  • Nov 3,2020 at 01:07

    Love Discogs but the new shipping policy is killing my small venture!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:52

    Congratulations, thank you for everything.

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:40

    Van harte proficiat met 20 jaar Discogs. Een super initiatief dat mij reeds heel veel informatie heeft bezorgd, alsook enkele bijzondere releases. Ook hiervoor van harte dank u wel!
    Ludwig, Belgium

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:36

    Congratulations! Not only to Discogs but to all us users who have access to this data base. A true gem for music lovers and collectors!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:26

    Dear Kevin,
    I congratulate You and your entire team on this wonderful anniversary!
    I wish You all the best! I wish you and your employees excellent health, happiness, love and good luck in all your endeavors! And Discogs a long life and prosperity!
    Always with you, I hope, your colleague and companion from Russia!
    Best regards,
    Eugeny

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:16

    Thanks a lot, i love Discogs!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:13

    Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!!!

  • Nov 3,2020 at 00:07

    Being a member since 2003 (Joined on October 13, 2003), it has been an incredible journey. First logged in to put in my electronic music titles in. Now the family has grown and it is everyone’s go to website for information. This is simply great.

    I am also waiting an update on pricing determination. Median doesn’t really reflect the release value in many cases. I feel an update on that side is also crucial.

  • AUY
    Nov 2,2020 at 23:54

    Congratulations and thanks to Discogs!
    Proud to be a member…
    Best wishes to everyone

  • Nov 2,2020 at 23:40

    Easily one of the best sites on the whole of Internet. I’d never have a proper record collection if it wasn’t for Discogs. Would never be able to play good enough DJ sets either.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 23:21

    Hi everyone! congratulations to the discogs team, 20 years of learning to enjoy music, thanks for your time and dedication, we will continue to grow as music lovers! coolmoviez

  • Nov 2,2020 at 22:46

    I had no idea of the origin of Discogs. What a great story. Well done Kevin & team.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 22:32

    Thank you for the great service you provide to all the music and vinyl lovers!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 22:32

    I created an account here in 2007, but I didn’t get fully active (aside from listing my own releases) here until the last 5 years or so. This site is an INVALUABLE resource of information and also a great connection for sellers of rare items that make my collection great. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 21:57

    I’d like to understand the many to many relationship between artists and songs. How do you connect Especially For You to both Kylie AND Jason???

  • Nov 2,2020 at 21:43

    I remember the homepage from 2003. My job included lots of music research and I thought “let’s see where this baby goes…’. Gee, now you’re all grown up.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 21:32

    Proud to have been a part of this site since 2007 or so. Watching it grow has been amazing.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 21:21

    Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!!! Looking forward for your 40th!!!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 21:09

    thanks discogs! you guys created a great database and marketplace. now please update your wantlist notifications (sellers spam the same listing way too many times!)

  • Nov 2,2020 at 20:16

    Are you aware that places like rym use your database and image uploads as their own?

  • Nov 2,2020 at 20:14

    wow, so fast.. I joined in October of 2002… 18 years ago… with a few hundred CD’s and vinyl in my collection.. now, its about a few thousand…

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:59

    I discovered Discogs after a marketplace called Gemm folded. i collect mostly cds and dvds. i used to be consumed with vinyl. it got too expensive. i do believe that twenty years is a lifetime to some. we all need to communicate.
    Thanks for the memories. i feel as though other criticisms should be considered and not discarded. We are the people. I hope Discogs values its customers in the future with shipping notice policies. I am a fair and sensible fellow.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:47

    I joined Discogs as my go to website for Hawkwinds back catalogue and rarities. Thanks to them I now have a vinyl collection of over 80+ releases and still going. Happy Birthday👍

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:47

    20 years and still no real customer service.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:35

    I was late to the party, yet many DJ’s I knew have been using discogs since the early days. Now it’s my go to!
    Thank you Discogs for launching what has become a favorite, and the people who have contributed to the star it has become. The timeline is mindblowing. Some nostalgia there!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:10

    Yikes! I just checked my profile and I’ve been hanging around here for 13 years, since 2007!

    Can someone dust me off?

  • Nov 2,2020 at 19:08

    Discogs is the best thing on the internet!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:54

    happy Birthday!
    I have been a member since January 14, 2015 and am still a newcomer.
    My daily routine is to visit discogs and discover new things every time.
    Thanks to Discogs, my collection is substantial.
    I will continue to visit this place and contribute to the ever-growing database.
    I look forward to a new 20 years at Discogs.
    Discogs Forever!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:43

    Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.
    For me, Discogs is not only a marketplace where I can find (almost) any CD what I look for (I know it is the age of Cloud and Streaming), but also a great (virtual) library of (my kind of) music.
    Thanks for the internet and logistic system nowadays. And Thanks to Discogs! The world is getting smaller for sure this 20 years.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:33

    Thanks for being the go-to place for my REALLY obscure purchases (and searches).

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:29

    CONGRATS to All in DISCOGS !!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:25

    Congratulations on 20 Years. It is such a valuable reference for my radio show. Thank you. Ross M Fear, Announcer/Producer, Alive 90.5fm Australian Spectrum Show, Tuesday nights 9pm

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:17

    Congratulations on your 20th anniversary. I first discovered your website sometime during its first decade. I didn’t actually join until early 2017. It has been very useful as a research tool and as a marketplace. Keep up the good work.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 18:08

    So thankful that Discogs came into my life several years ago as I began the journey of putting back the pieces of a Goa Trance passion that was interrupted back in 1994. Without Discogs it never would have been possible to find and buy this musical collection that is one of my deepest passions in my life……..primarily because most of the music is found in Europe and scattered around the world. Thanks you Discogs. Wishing you continued success.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:59

    Discogs is an amazing place for collectors like myself. I’ve found recordings there I never thought I’d see, or own. Thank you. Joe Hunt, jazz drummer and author.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:50

    Happy birthday, Discogs! I’ve only been here about 20 months and love having a place to catalog my collection and contribute to our collective knowledge.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:48

    Way cool!!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:42

    Congrats!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:26

    Just got an email “we’ve turned 20”, I just want to say “AND SOOO..?” ..OK THEN… THE TREE OUTSIDE TURNED 33 THIS YEAR! COOL HEY!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:14

    Although a bit late to the party, I am grateful to Discogs for bringing the world together for the love of music. Many moons ago, I’d scour the “imports” section at Tower Records to find what can easily be located at my fingertips here. HAPPY B-DAY and may there be many, many more!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 17:09

    Thank you Discogs, you are one of the BEST things on the internet. Much love,

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:44

    Happy birthday to you
    Squashed tomatoes and stew
    Bread and butter in the gutter
    Happy twenty to you

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:40

    Congratulations to the amazing Discogs team on their 20th Anniversary! A remarkable milestone for a remarkable music database! Congratulations to the amazing Discogs sellers as well!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:31

    Criticism of Discogs abounds for reasons that seem misanthropic. Peripheral criticism about Discogs and commercialism is such a tired subject in our capitalist economy. For me, I have loved every minute I have spent on this site. I’ve learned a lot about the Discog protocols and suffered a few hard shoves by other participants. Regardless, this user-driven music site is a tremendous resource akin to say your local library. Congratulations to the people who have labored behind the scenes to build and refine this fantastic site. I use it daily and have for many years now. Stop the whining and ask yourself could you do it yourself and somehow better? – @daFigz™

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:30

    Hello dear Discogs why my previous comment is awaiting moderation ?
    I’m just pasting it here again:

    “I love how passion always turns up into money”

    Let me know which word your moderators have a problem with ?

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:23

    Congratulations in your 20th anniversary! So glad that I found you and to be part of!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:14

    Good work for earth…
    Thanks for evrythings…

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:11

    Happy 20th Discogs. A site to be in almost daily for music lover like me. Live long!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 16:07

    Thank you, Kevin!!! Happy birthday your child!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:56

    I love this site. I’ve been here 12yrs so you must be doing something right. Congrats.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:53

    I’ve only been around for the last 5 years, but Discogs is one of my top visited sites daily. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving this detail oriented, list-obsessed, organized beyond belief, control freak virgo who happens to love music (and more recently collecting vinyl) a home for all of it! And congrats!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:50

    Congratulation Discog on your 20th Anniversary, you don’t know how much you’ve helped me get back lost tunes and new tunes i did’nt know about and also information i never knew about, here’s wishing you all the Best and 20 more years.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:43

    Congratulations 20th Anniversary! I’m still a 10 year old user. Thanks to you, I was able to meet many vinyls and many buyers. Thank you very much!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:25

    I got involved with Discogs about 4 years ago as a way to finally catalog my music collection that spans back to when I was a teenager in the 70’s. I got through about 2,100 items and Covid-19 was the perfect excuse for me to finish off the collection. So now I stand at close to 7,800 and I have contributed over 800 submissions so if there was a member’s badge I think I would be accepted in the club. Best part is that I can thank Discogs for giving me the tools to stop buying multiple copies of the same CD, Cassette, LP, etc……Well of course unless I want a 9th copy of A Taste of Honey :-D Thanks Discogs. Oh yeah, through Discogs I was finally able to replace 2 obscure 45’s that my dad loaned out (without permission I should add) back in the 70’s and of course never came back. Most people can’t understand the need I had to get them back, but I’m sure a lot of people who are members of the community do!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:20

    Congratulations Discogs!
    I just celebrated 10 years on Discogs. It’s a great database.
    I love submitting my collection and contributing to the database while listening to my albums.
    It’s also nice being able to access my collection while grate digging to ensure I don’t buy the same album again.
    Cheers!
    p

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:12

    Kudos :musical:

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:11

    So proud to have been a digital crate digger for the past 15 years. Well done Discogs!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 15:05

    I’ve been buying on discogs since 2016 and selling since late 2017. In my opinion this site is an incredible research source for music collectors and is becoming more and more complete with the passage of time. I’ve added a few releases but it is very unusual to find a record that isn’t listed. Conversely, however, there are so many miniscule differences for which variations have been created that it can be a problem figuring out what version you have, and in some cases frankly I can’t imagine any collector caring–differences in matrix numbers, etc.

    As a buying and selling tool, it is generally very easy to list records and to compare lists of particular records for sale. I also like the fact that discogs lets buyers and sellers interact directly with one another and work out issues, unlike eBay. Regarding the shipping policies, I think that once you understand how to do it, it is not all that difficult to set it up once, standardize shipping by region, and work itself out. The mistake discogs made, in my opinion, was making it too complicated, providing too much information, and not creating a simple “cheat sheet” with simple, practical advice on ways to simplify the system. Once I figured that out, I was not as uptight about this as I was at the inception.

    Which brings me to a last comment, which is the need for human communication. Discogs has fallen into the trap of many other web companies of providing huge amounts of information that would take me hours to wade through (I ain’t gonna do it, sorry) and 99.9% of which is irrelevant to my particular issue. Emailing back and forth is time consuming and can take several days to resolve an issue that could be dealt with in under a minute of direct, interactive communication. The discogs folks have been helpful but it just takes too long and there is too much back and forth. Please, please consider either having a phone line or at least a real-time online communication. Even eBay has done this–one of the few good things about them these days.

    But aside from that, keep up the wonderful work and thank you so much for such a great research, buying, and selling tool. I’ve basically given up printed catalogs and rely almost exclusively on discogs now. Thanks once again.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:57

    Such a great site! Congratulations on the 20 year milestone mark!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:55

    Cheers and bravo to 20 more years of DISCOG’s. We love this site and were one of the earliest sellers when the marketplace opened UP. Starting with invoice #1 and now currently approaching #20,000. We are “Glad” to be apart of this incredibly team.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:55

    Big congrats!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:54

    Well done. Great resource and site. I didn’t realize I joined only 5 years after the site started (May 31, 2005).

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:49

    Congratulations! Goes to show what you can achieve with a compelling vision and passionate people!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:47
  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:47

    A big congrats to Discogs on your 20th anniversary! I joined in 2014 just to buy music mostly vinyl & got hold of some rare gems I’d been after for a long time thanks to this site so felt I owed Discogs something in return by helping with contributing.I still buy the odd vinyl now & again but love contributing! Great to see all the people out there willing to give their time & effort into contributing what they can to the site! Keep up the good work!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:40

    Congrats on 20 fantastic years! That is quite the accomplishment. The vinyl community is better because of Discogs!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:38

    Muchas Felicidades y un enorme gracias por el trabajo que hacen e hicieron, soy dj y melomano mal, ME ENCANTA la musica y sabes que con su base de datos no podria haber alcanzado algunos de mis objetivos principales como DJ and VJ LARGA VIDA y mis repetos.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:31

    Brilliant overview! Thanks a lot for this, and all the best of flourishing to Discogs for many decades to come.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:30

    Happy birthday! It’s easy to forget that sites are created and run by people. Man, I have used this site as a resource for what seems like forever. Its hard to imagine a world without Discogs! Keep up the great work!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:25

    The best side ever for us who still have the passion
    of vinyl records. Yes there is a but, is`t being a little
    expensive if you are amateur collector.Like me,

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:23

    Diolch yn fawr iawn am yr 20 mlynedd diwethaf i aelodau Cymru.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:21

    Congrats to all – the founder(s), the contributors and the users! I joined on December 2, 2006 when I bought a 12″ by Dutch producer DJ Madskillz [r227777]. I was looking for this for some time, couldn’t find it and turned to the producer himself, sending him an email. He replied with pointing me to a website called “Discogs” (say what..?). There I found the record and bought it. I have two copies. This is the story: The postman delivers the package with the record in it to my door. He rings the door bell, but I’m not at home. He really wants to deliver the package to me, so he decides to put the 12″ record in the mail box. Of course it doesn’t fit, so he then decides to fold the package, and then it fits. Luckily, Discogs had another copy for sale.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:09

    :)

  • Nov 2,2020 at 14:07

    Discogs is certainly the place for records, rare or not. Used to use a few other sites but over the years these have vanished and Ogs has taken over. Been so proud to have added my input, added records to the Ogs database and long may it continue. Dearest EP i ever bought was 140ukp.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:55

    Discogs turns 20 and I’ve been here for 16½ of those. I remember adding hundreds of my 7″ singles ’cause so few others cared about that format back then.
    Now I can see comments of info lacking on these items. There wasn’t even an entry field back then for some of the stuff requested ffs! :)
    I can miss the moderator days, when not every jerk could mess up perfectly good entries. I even miss the point system too sometimes. But I can also see the benefit of growth. But please Discogs, don’t forget who did the majority of the work of adding the releases.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:46

    I’ve been here since the early days and I am glad to be part of Discogs history. Cheers from Brazil.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:46

    Happy birthday! :-)
    I like discogs but, in my opinion, you colud be so much better if you let people also sell not official releases and have a better assistance when there are problems between seller and buyer! ;-)

    Cheers! :-D

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:41

    A very great thank Discogs. Easily the best marketplace on the web. I found and bought titles that I had been looking for years.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:36

    Thank you for putting this article together. It was a fantastic read – and mighty cool to see a few actual photos of the beginnings of Discogs. I’m certain most of us here have our share of great stories revolving around buying, collecting, and selling music over the last few decades. I’m no exception (I could write books about my adventures digging through crates all over Japan over the past 20 years or so). Without doubt however, one of the most memorable experiences over the years, was having the honor of meeting the Discogs team a few years ago. I am grateful for the opportunity and remain dedicated to doing all we can to help you guys grow, and provide the best possible experience to everyone in the community who engages with us on your platform. Cheers from all of us at Kupiku!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:36

    Whenever anyone asks me about a record or where to buy, I tell them to go to Discogs. And I say, “if it ain’t on Discogs, it doesn’t exist!”

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:29

    The best site for buying vinyl, period. Helped put of few bricks in the discogs house. Be lost without this site. Discogger 4 life

  • bse
    Nov 2,2020 at 13:29

    Happy Birthday. Discogs today is an incredible resource. Proud of the small part I played in expanding the site to Hiphop and moderating that for a few years. That meant it was always heading towards being he definitive online music database it is today. It was the right thing to do. User for 17 years now. That’s a long time.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:24

    Happy birthday Discogs!
    from Athens, Greece
    Joined on December 8, 2013

  • xay
    Nov 2,2020 at 13:22

    Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary! My nephew asked me a few years ago, ‘did I buy from Discogs?’ I replied, ‘I have spent thousands of £’s over the last five years!’

    I find Discogs a great source of data for cataloging my music collection. I know that if I and struggling to know a release date of a particular recording and it’s catalogue number, I know I will find it in Discogs! Such a mine of collected data!

    I have been able to find availability of particular recordings, that I would otherwise struggle to find on numerous occasions.

    I will continue to use Discogs fir many years to come!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:21

    I believe i first Discovered Discogs in 2007 and been a huge fan ever since! Such a great place to discover new music and keep track of your own collection while also being able to buy from sellers is just awesome! I visit this place daily and plan to also try and contribute to the growing database!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:19

    Discogs has been a godsend for me, in my yearly collection of vinyl. I stumbled onto the site years ago, when I couldn’t find a particular item anywhere else. Since then, discogs is the first stop, and most time only stop.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:18

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    and all the best! and many thanks for there!
    THANKS

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:16

    Together since Jan ‘02!
    Happy birthday!!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:15

    I don’t know what I’d do without discogs. I’ve been a member since October 24, 2004. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:12

    Happy Birthday Discogs and Thank you!
    I do a radio show where I ‘narrate’ artists’ discographies do Discogs is always one of the first and main sources I dig for data, in terms of list of releases, release dates, technical and musical personnel so please go on and keep up the good work!
    Claudia Mighty May mightyfm.blogspot.com Bologna Italia

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:08

    So how much worth of music has sold here? Come on! Let’s see the astounding numbers. Glad I found this site back in the early days. It’s been very instrumental in my collecting/selling.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:05

    I’ve purchased a few things, but I’d just like to say that as someone who has been collecting music for about 60 years, Discogs is a hell of a mine of information. So thanks to all of you, including the users who provide all the guff!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:05

    Discogs is an absolutely fantastic resource for serious music lovers. The first place to look for that old or rare vinyl that’s missing from my collection.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:03

    Discogs has proved a magnificent resource for me and, I’m sure, many others. I’ve met some fine collectors here.
    I originally signed on to utilize the source as a database for my collection of vinyl and CDs. When I discovered so many discs on my shelves which were not yet catalogued at Discogs, I started adding submissions.
    I’m pleased to have been able to contribute a few releases to the site. I’ve been at it a couple of years now, and still have some to do.
    Happy Birthday, Discogs. I look forward to another 20 years. (Maybe I’ll be finished creating my “Collection” database by then.)

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:03

    absolutely brilliant website. It truly is the “go to” for everything… I can’t remember how long I have been with discogs, but for sure many many years. Congrats on being 20 and thanks for your great love of music – no doubt – this awesome place is pure evidence of that love…

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:02

    Discogs would be better if they did not ban certain recordings from being sold on the site. There should be no moral majority when it comes to art. Frank Zappa fought against this idea of banning music almost 40 years ago. Just because eBay does it (bans music) doesn’t mean everyone else should follow them. In a perfect world Discogs recognizes the error of it’s ways (considering it is American-based company) & revises their stance on this. As George Clinton said “think! it ain’t illegal yet!!!”

  • Nov 2,2020 at 13:00

    20 years… amazing!
    I came here almost 8 years ago and still it is my favorite waste of time.
    Looking forward for the next 20!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:59

    was wondering when I first joined- looked on my profile and I see August 2004!! Been loving it these many years- active as collector, buyer, and seller now. Keep up the amazing work!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:58

    Happy Birthday Discogs! An invaluable resource and the go-to marketplace for recorded music in all its forms. Here’s to the next 20 years.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:55

    Congratulations on 20yrs & for helping keep vinyl alive. Here’s to 20 more.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:49

    Been on discogs for many years, such an awesome site, and what an achievement, 20 years. Happy Birthday Discogs ♥️

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:49

    Congrats Discogs i love being part of this wonderful database and contributing to it :)

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:47

    Happy birthday Discogs… Together since 2005! Thank you
    Tony

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:46

    Hello there! DISCOGS is the best collector’s site. As a Roxette collector I am very proud of being part of this amazing and unique site.
    Hug from Argentina.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:46

    Big up Discogs and HBD!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:44

    Ive been on discogs since around 2007,increased my old hardcore 1991 – 1995 collection on here and bought some amazing vinyls on here off friends and others i dont know, more recently i buy Global Underground compilations on cd amd you cant get better condition amywhere else..Thanks Discogs and Heres to another 20 years of it..

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:42

    Best wishes! I look here every day.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:41

    This really is one of the best places to research, log, buy and sell music on the internet. I have bought music from almost every continent. Be careful though, as many inflate the condition of their media.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:41

    La mejor feria de las pulgas del vinilo, felicidades y un gran feliz cumpleaños, tambien agradecer a la gran comunidad honesta del vinilo que ha hecho cada dia mas grande este super sitio, un abrazo desde Chile.-
    Joined on February 24, 2010

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:38

    Happy birthday Discogs! Couldn’t imagine being a collector without you! :D

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:37

    I’ve been logged in Discogs since I found my bands’ name in the listings. Thank you for all that you have done for the promotion of my group “Mickey and the Soul Generation”.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:36

    Happy Birthday Discogs! I’m active user since January 2007, now I can’t imagine my life without Discogs!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:33

    Rock on! 🤟

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:32

    Many happy returns! So proud to be a part of an amazing community, with so many more items to catalog!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:29

    Congratulations! Member since 2002. 💪🏻 Does make me feel a bit of a Discogs OG! 😄

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:27
  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:26

    Thanks to Discogs and all the staff. I’ve been here since 2008 mainly submitting reggae and it’s many related genres and some deep soul. Reggae or music of Jamaican origin has so many sub genres and releases it has never been fully catalogued really and discogs has enabled so much more of it to be. For better or worse depending on opinion. The prices have risen yes but it’s now become so much easier to look at related artists and labels and discover new music you may have never have heard otherwise. I’ve contributed 842 at the moment and it’s always been something I enjoyed. Spread the knowledge 👍🏻

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:23

    Grazie mille to the community, proud to be part of it. Many years (and releases) to come!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:21

    I’ve been a user since early 2003, and frankly I can’t believe it even took me that long to find it!

    While I’ve only been a sporadic contributor over the many years, I remember that back in those days we were still building this place, and I would find myself imputing some of the classic New Wave releases. Imagine when stuff like the Canadian first pressing of New Order’s Blue Monday still needed to be entered…

    Now this is place is really a music lovers dream. It feels precious to me. I rely on it for so many things. Keeping track of my collection, keeping track of what I’m looking for and so much more.

    My hopes for the future include more subtle rating and list making possibilities. But really I just want to use this space to thank everyone who has helped build this site. It really is a music lover’s Nirvana.

    Philosopher
    (Sascha)

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:20

    I’m a member since 2007 and it’s still one of my most visited websites ever. I submitted just 350 releases to date, but every release counts to complete the best database on the internet. Thank you DISCOGS.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:16

    I realise I have been a memeber since 2001 when I submitted my label’s CD sampler! https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/91214?ev=rb

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:16

    20 years already ! Congrats Discogs and cool to notice so many warm enthusiasm. We all do share a passion ! I do read so many interesting lines & thoughts here: quite stimulating.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:16

    Joined on March 8, 2008
    Congrats & Yey! thanks for happening

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:16

    Congrats and good job on this achievement. I’m not that active anymore as digital media have taken over my world. But as for vinyl releases on progressive house from the early 2000’s this site has been indispensable. Most of my records that are hard to obtain came from the discogs marketplace. Also the level of detail about artists and their related projects is very helpful, especially in dance genres.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:15

    Happy birthday !!
    I wish discogs a long and happy live …

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:15

    Many Years from Now! <3

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:13

    I’ve been a member since 2011, the work done on these pages will outlive me.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 12:13

    Gratz!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Nov 2,2020 at 10:44

    Congratulations & well done! Thank you for all your hard work & efforts.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 09:16

    Happy Birthday. MASP Day.

  • Nov 2,2020 at 07:26

    Thank you for one of my favorite websites on the www!

  • Nov 2,2020 at 05:45

    Hi Everyone:

    I have only been a member since 2017, still a Toddler in comparison to most, however I have over 13,000 items in my collection and almost all in my store. I have been collecting and selling parts of my collection all over the world. Happy Birthday to Discogs and look forward to doing even more.

    SemperFi

  • Nov 2,2020 at 01:41

    I’ve been a member since 2011 which is not as long as many member but still seems like quite a long time ! Thanks for the ride, it’s been a pleasure !

  • Nov 1,2020 at 19:47

    Music is my life, thank you for being a fine part of it

  • Nov 1,2020 at 19:11

    Great site for music collectors and lovers.

  • Nov 1,2020 at 15:39

    Wow! 20 years! Happy birthday Discogs! You changed the way of buying recorded music online and also changed my life when you made me grab my hands again on a John Lennon record I had stupidly sold years before. Thanks a lot. Grazie mille, @.

  • Nov 1,2020 at 15:20

    Thanks for all the hard work, great website, great bunch of sellers from all over the planet. Discogs is THE place for all those “hard to find vintage recordings” as well as cutting edge. You’ve done a great job all the way, Kevin. Thanks again!

  • Nov 1,2020 at 15:19

    🎂 Congratulations @ discogs🥂
    Thanks to the team and the community!
    ……………..♪♫♬♪Music♪♫♬♪……………………

  • Nov 1,2020 at 14:21

    For me, discogs has replaced IMDb as the place to visit when I get free time. Your site is THE best website on the internet, bar none!

  • Nov 1,2020 at 12:33

    Happy Birthday! You are very important to us!

  • Nov 1,2020 at 07:47

    Discogs gracias, ustedes han hecho un trabajo increíble en esté sitio y por el esfuerzo que realizan día a día porque esté espacio siga existiendo…

  • Nov 1,2020 at 07:01

    Felicitari si La multi ani! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! With Discogs I rediscovered music on vinyl and the zest for life. Thanks Discogs!

  • Nov 1,2020 at 04:41

    Happy birthday Discogs!
    What would I do without you…

  • HHR
    Nov 1,2020 at 03:16

    Bandcamp does no-fee-day once a month now. Why not Discogs?

  • Oct 31,2020 at 14:48

    Thank you very much discogs! You made me able to fill my gaps in my long-time wantlist of rare items! I am member since 2013. One of the magic is: i contributed missing versions of same releases to inform sellers and record stores to have a very close look to their inventory so they did and that way they found gems and offered to sell, like Pink Floyd 45’s „Run Like Hell“ from Switzerland or the norway „Money“ – just for the uncommon crazy collector like me who collect all variants ;-)
    Keep on and stay great and user friendly as you are!
    Cheers to the next twenty years!

  • Oct 31,2020 at 10:54

    Discogs is only as good as the members that feed its database, don’t forget that.

  • Oct 31,2020 at 04:26

    Great work! A pleasure to be a member of a group of music lovers.

  • Oct 31,2020 at 04:19

    @12XU: Do you also wonder how much money was spent by Discogs on servers, developers, admins in the last 20 years?

  • Oct 31,2020 at 03:05

    I just wonder how much MONEY has been made since the beginning? What started as a FANbase is now just a business. What about a birthday present for all customers and contributors who made this site what it is nowadays? One day NO FEES! I’m sure you guys would easily survive that.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 19:27

    Discogs is only as good as the members that feed its database, don’t forget that. Happy Birthday!

  • Oct 30,2020 at 17:28

    will the discogs material the most popular albums that where purchased be put on the I tunes store, the apple i tunes
    applediscogs i tunes in the future perhaps but a lot of the discogs material i do like older music from the 60s 70s and 80s any old type song, even newer age music.

    or in fact all the rated vinyl lps purchased for i tunes music store ******** happy 20th birthday and many more

  • Oct 30,2020 at 15:46

    When I signed up in 2000 I didn’t expect that I would still use the site 20 years later to manage my collection.
    On to the next 20 years!

    Fun fact: Even though Discogs opened to the public on November 1st, 2000 my profile says that I signed up on October 31st, 2000. Was there some sort of soft launch before November, or is this a display error due to me living in a time zone a few hours ahead of America?

  • Oct 30,2020 at 15:36

    A wonderful reference to all things music related.
    When I’m at second-hand (Op Shops) shops it helps me only buy one of my wants list, not doubles!
    Great work to all.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 15:01

    Thank you for your being and your existence.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 14:36

    Congratulations from me and my store Drake Records as well!

    I’m part of the discogs community since it went public in 2007 when it really felt kinda esoteric.
    It was indeed amazing to watch how the site developed and what status it has reached now.
    Imagining vinyl collecting these days is hardly possible without discogs – even if one would only use it to evaluate records.

    While the bay for example has made a lot of wrong turns (particularly towards vinyl sellers) in past years, discogs did way better. The service of the team – the few times it was necessary – was always top-notch; friendly, fast and effective.
    Keep up the good work!

    (And; yeah… when you thank the community and the contributors – ALWAYS keep that in mind when terms like “Platinum seller” get created and further business decisions will be made.)

    Cheers to many more years to come!

  • Oct 30,2020 at 14:29

    Congrats to you all still taking over the ship helm, I joined on April 6, 2009.

    And still spinning, this week I’ve received my last two items through the platform.

    God save Discogs.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 12:26

    🎧🎶
    Félicitations à vous.20 ans 🎶🎧bravo Un site au top 🔝
    Excelent pour les passionnés de musiques et les collectionneurs
    Une réussite total…vous tenez Un grand monde musical
    En vous

    Grand Merci à vous 🤟🎶🎧🔝❤️

    On trouve tout ce qu on désire sur Discogs
    Meme les perles rares en vinyls

    Un super site

    Merci à vous

  • Oct 30,2020 at 10:57

    Happy birthday, it’s changed a lot in the last few years and now lists much more, still a few multiple entry’s that I feel make things over messy, the new shipping polices was a trail but it good that members are involved

  • Oct 30,2020 at 10:07

    Hi, just curious, where can you see your user#.
    I’ve been a member since 2008. Hans

  • Oct 30,2020 at 09:55

    Fico Satisfeito Com O Sucesso Do Discogs e Desejo
    Um Feliz Aniversario
    Parabens Pelo Excelente Trabalho
    Nada e Por Acaso

  • Oct 30,2020 at 08:24

    glückwunsch discogs
    hast mir viele horizonte gezeigt.
    danke!

  • Oct 30,2020 at 07:21

    cool

  • Oct 30,2020 at 06:19

    A public letter to Kevin Lewandowski:
    Firstly, kudos to you on a brilliant idea and accomplishment!
    Secondly, congrats to your discogs site of 20 years are in order.

    i myself am turning 60 this November.
    However, I was a little taken back at one of your goals which have not been maintained by your successors:
    “Hearing directly from people about how important Discogs is to them.”

  • Oct 30,2020 at 05:47

    Hi everyone! congratulations to the discogs team, 20 years of learning to enjoy music, thanks for your time and dedication, we will continue to grow as music lovers!

  • Oct 30,2020 at 05:47

    Great achievement… great service.. important data base for music lovers.
    Continued success.
    Regards,
    Ken

  • Oct 30,2020 at 04:08

    Hello everybody and people from discogs’s around the world
    A lot of independant record shops especially in europe would like to pay an annual contribution to consult discogs at a low price and would like diggers and non-professionals with no registered patent pay monthly a high contribution to consult discogs for knowledge and cotations.
    First they don’t pay any charge for doing regular business,secondly they take a part of our business for whose we paying regular charges.
    Hope people from discogs hear our voices and think about it.
    Best wishes to everyone

  • Oct 30,2020 at 02:54

    Congratulations and thank you to the Discogs team.

    I will go against the grain by saying that I feel your current business model is totally reasonable and I hope Discogs remains a user-focused and unobtrusive platform for the next twenty years also.

    If any of the other commenters wish to elaborate on their criticism, instead of making suspiciously vague accusations, I would be all ears.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 02:39

    Thank you so much for helping me obtain the vast majority of my long term wants list Kev.

    If I met you I would definately give you a big hug while expressing my profound gratitude to you for all your hard work and guidance and assistance in making much of my dreams come true through this fantastic web site.
    I hope you make milions and milions as its well deserved.
    Thank you Sir!!!

  • Oct 30,2020 at 01:09

    I discovered it in July 2003 and became a member in February 2004. Since then it took a toll on my life, sometimes for better sometimes for worst. But can’t live without it.

  • Oct 30,2020 at 00:59

    Discogs was and still is a great solution for music lovers. Despite turning to money building machine it is the place which unites most of the people who cannot imagine life without their stack of vinyl. It is impossible to avoid the utilization of the financial potential which materialized through the years, but be honest with yourself and face the fact that when everybody else was busy rolling their skateboards some guy figured out how to catalogize his collection…

  • Oct 29,2020 at 15:43

    Glad to be apart of it! I am looking forward to the bright future of the website.

  • Oct 29,2020 at 14:00

    I’ve been here since 2001 – I am user #1926. In many ways I am astonished at how Discogs has grown and flourished, well beyond what I (and probably anyone else) ever envisioned when I signed up.

    That being said, the blatant commercialism at the expense of the collector base who drove the site to be what is is today is just depressing. The reason that the site worked so well and was so successful is that it was user-driven, and ignoring the human interaction factor in favor serving the relentless drive of capitalism is what I worry will end up killing this site.

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