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Christmas Music Is Over (If You Want It)

It hasn’t been long enough since last Christmas to be ready to hear ‘Last Christmas‘ again.  Search the keyword ‘Christmas’ on Discogs and you’ll get over 100,000 results. Granted, that includes artists (it’s not their fault it’s their last name) and bands (that is their fault). Even when you narrow down those results to just […]

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Murder, Abduction, The Devil Himself: Twisted Tales From The Music World

With all the greats, myths sprout and grow around them, often becoming so entwined with the truth that the line between fact and fiction starts to blur. Some of these stories are so compelling and have become so pervasive they’re inseparable from the musicians themselves. Below you’ll find a good mix of you-couldn’t-make-this-shit-up stories, a […]

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Where Poetry and Music Meet: Songs Inspired By Poetry

It’s hard to deny the huge influence that poetry has on songwriting. In 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Patti Smith has come to be known as the “punk poet laureate”. Performance poet, John Cooper Clarke was buoyed by […]

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Music Magazines Are Our Portal To The Past

Why read an album review when you can stream it on release day and make up your own mind? Why read an interview in a magazine when you can @ pretty much anyone and ask them anything — or just scroll through their Twitter feed? Why seek out a gig guide when you can click […]

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How Music Films & Biopics Are Affecting Music Sales

Music films seem inescapable at the moment. Granted, as a music fan, I deliberately put them in my line of vision, many of these films are geared towards fans and non-fans of the artist alike, or even of that particular music genre. Record execs are likely taking note of the incredible achievement of Queen biopic, […]

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The Best Books To Get Hooked On Music & Gig Posters

Thumbing through these books on gig posters requires restraint; you’ll probably want to tear out the pages to adorn your walls. These books on gig posters put together by historians, collectors, printers, and ardent fans are a celebration of music, art and physical media, as well as community and sense of collaboration, both in terms […]

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The Best Advice For Starting Your Gig Poster Collection

Whether you’re new to picking up gig posters, interested in getting more involved, or even if you’ve already amassed an impressive collection, a little expert advice never goes amiss. The great finds and the evasive, long-standing Wantlisted items, the highs and lows of collecting – it’s an experience that’s hard to replicate. We got some […]

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The Most Iconic Gig Posters – A Primer

What’s iconic and what’s not is highly subjective, but at least on these eight gig posters we can all agree, have a special place in the gig poster canon. These posters all have that thing that will see them remembered for decades (hey, maybe even centuries) to come. It’s impossible to talk iconic posters without […]

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Inside a Gig Poster Collection

What’s better than getting a peek at someone else’s collection? Whether it’s vinyl, CDs, cassettes, books, films or posters – call it nosy (we call it inquisitive) – but there’s something about getting a look at a collector’s most prized possessions, what they’ve gone to great pains to acquire, and what they’ve chosen to leave […]

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Post No Bills: How The Posterogs Database Stacks Up

We love a good old fashioned data dig here at Discogs, and the poster data we’ve been collecting over the past couple of years is no exception. While Posterogs is still pretty new compared to Discogs, we were curious to see where there were parallels in terms of what our most submitted posters and artists […]

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