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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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How Music Posters Found A Home On Discogs

Posters that were once produced simply as advertisements and promotional pieces for gigs and concerts have become a serious art form and collectible. Gig posters say almost as much about a music scene as the music itself. Many music scenes and social movements have become synonymous with the poster art that was created around it. […]

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What Do A Music Database & 1692 Books Have In Common?

Music books added to Bookogs

I don’t know what happens when they walk into a bar, so don’t ask me. We’re talking about our music book submission drive, Bibliophonic. As Discogs integrates more music data, extending to including music books on artist pages (e.g. David Bowie), Bibliophonic was an opportunity to focus on getting more music books submissions into the […]

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Music Biographies, Memoirs & Music Books

It probably doesn’t come as a big surprise that as huge music fans, we’re voracious readers of any and all music news, artist biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, album reviews, music criticism, analysis, and everything in between (we’ve been banging on about it all week). Our bookshelves are almost as crowded as our record crates. There are […]

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33⅓ Music Books Are the Ultimate Album Companion For Serious Music Nerds

33 1/3 book series

The 33⅓ series revolutionized the music book. If you’re not familiar with the format, it’s a pocket-sized book series (usually just a little bigger than a CD case), that gives an author free rein to crystallize their favourite albums’ spot in the canon and cut to the quick of what fans want to know: How […]

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Think Your Job Is Tough? Try Writing A Music Biography

The role of the rock biographer is a multidisciplinary one. You’re not just a writer. You’re a detective, historian, networker, archaeologist, and interrogator. You’re the reader’s backstage pass. You stand between the perception of these people crafted through their music and image, and the truth. It’s not just the many hats the biographer has to […]

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Music Magazines Are Our Portal To The Past; Their Survival Is Vital

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 Books Helped Build Discogs

What does this well-worn edition of Goldmine Standard Catalog Of American Records have to do with the Discogs Database? Ask Discogs’ most prolific contributor and resident expert, Discographies Specialist Brent Greissle (better known by contributors as Diognes_The_Fox). As the proud contributor of over 50,000 items to the Discogs database, he knows a thing or two […]

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