Davey Ferchow

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 Was Another Big Win for Record Stores

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Since 2008, Record Store Day has celebrated independent record stores by coordinating limited-edition vinyl releases and inspiring record culture festivities around the world. Like other Black Friday events, Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 took place on November 26, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. However, in true Record Store Day fashion, the […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in October 2021

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The latest monthly best-selling list is here, and it’s a great way to discover new music as you take a deeper look at what the Discogs Community is collecting. By determining how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace, you’ll be able to see which genres, labels, and artists are taking the […]

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On an Endless Loop: Tracking the Cassette Renaissance

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The cassette never went away. According to National Audio Company (the largest audio cassette manufacturer in the US), the need for cassettes continued throughout the ‘90s and 2000s as there was still a demand for spoken word tapes. As cassettes were originally produced for dictation, this is where we began to see the tape come […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2021

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The latest monthly roundup of the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace is here! The September 2021 list is full of unique entries that include some obscure releases from well-known artists, prog and psychedelic gems, and a CD version of an iconic video game soundtrack. One release that stands out […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in September 2021

best selling records september 2021

If you want to discover something new, taking a look at the monthly best-selling list is a great way to get recommendations and see what the Discogs Community is collecting. By determining how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace, it becomes clear that certain releases, labels, and artists are inspiring music […]

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How the DIY Cassette Movement of the 1970s and ‘80s Changed Music Forever

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The compact cassette was revolutionary. Its size and packaging made it ideal for on-the-go listening, but the convenience of cassettes didn’t stop there. Cassette recorders empowered artists to record and duplicate their own work, eliminating the need for expensive recording sessions and record label support. Introduced in 1963, the compact cassette was originally designed for […]

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On an Endless Loop: Tracking the Cassette Renaissance in 2021

tracking the cassette renaissance

The cassette never went away. According to National Audio Company (the largest audio cassette manufacturer in the US), the need for cassettes continued throughout the ‘90s and 2000s as there was still a demand for spoken word tapes. As cassettes were originally produced for dictation, this is where we began to see the tape come […]

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The Art of the Mixtape: How to Make Your Own Analog Playlist

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Long before the streaming playlist rose to power, the mixtape reigned supreme. Curating the right songs, recording them to cassette, and lining them up just right was a true labor of love. For the more ambitious mixtape maker, the job was not complete until each cassette had cover art that matched the sonic brilliance within. […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in August 2021

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If you’re looking to learn about the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace, you’ve come to the right place. The ranking for August 2021 is full of surprises as jazz classics, limited box sets with mono mixes, and a cassette demo all made the top 30 for the monthly roundup. […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in August 2021

best selling records august 2021

If you’re curious about what the Discogs Community is collecting, there’s no better way to find out than by looking at the monthly best-selling list. Determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month, these lists highlight music trends when particular artists and albums are creating a buzz throughout […]

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