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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Top 10 Best Selling Female Artists on Discogs

Celebrating International Women's Day with Patti Smith's album, Horses

In celebration of International Woman’s Day, we decided to do a top 10 list of most collected records from solo female musicians. Digging through the most collected records on Discogs looking for female artists is quite a depressing exercise. With the exception of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac and Nico with The Velvet […]

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Worried About Disc Rot? Here’s How To Look After Your CDs

close up CD

Disc rot affects CDs, DVDs or LaserDiscs in different ways depending on how they’re manufactured and structured. Generally speaking, disc rot occurs due to chemical reactions with the reflective layer of the disc, ultraviolet light damage, scratches that expose the delicate and corrosive layer to environmental factors, or the deterioration of manufacturing materials. CDs are […]

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The Most Collected & Most Wanted Collectibles of 2018

Remember the start of 2018? So bright and full of optimism. We were going to start exercising, call our mothers more, maybe not blow our whole paycheck on records (ahem). Well, not all of those happened. But to be fair, have your tried running? It’s terrible. We’ll stick with building databases. New on the ‘Ogs […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Film Releases of 2018 & Database Trends

Filmogs is our second biggest database with about 28,000 films, and 34,000 film releases on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, LaserDisc, UMD, VCD, and more. We started the year with just under 17,000, and we’ll be finishing strong at around 34,000, so 100% growth in the database. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Books of 2018 & Database Trends

Bookogs is still our biggest database, at just under 75,000 books cataloged. We started out the year at just over 39,000 and were hoping to double in 2018. We didn’t quite make it, but (at time of publishing) we’re fairly close at 73,456 – and there’s still a bit of time to get those numbers […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Comics Of 2018 & Database Trends

The Comicogs database has more than doubled in the past year, thanks to your amazing contributions. We ended 2017 with 16,454 comics in the database. This year we’ve had just under 18,000 more submissions – about 10,000 of those have been in the second part of the year – bringing the database total up to […]

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Most Wanted & Collected Posters of 2018, & Database Trends

Posterogs is our newest, but fast growing database with over 500% growth in 2018. Turns out people who are into physical music formats are also pretty keen on gig posters. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Posterogs. We appreciate you making 2018 a great year for the Bookogs database. What’s […]

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Gearogs Database Trends, Most Wanted & Most Collected Gear of 2018

Gearogs blog header with Roland TR-909

Gearogs database grew about 12% over the past year. That doesn’t seem like much when comparing to Bookogs or Comicogs, but considering there’s a hell of a lot less items of audio gear than there are books and comics, it’s still pretty good. Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Gearogs. […]

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Raw Power in Raw Data: Linking Music Data Across Our Databases

Iggy Pop on the Raw Power album cover looking at data samples

One of the coolest and most unique things about Discogs is the sheer volume and power of music data that’s been diligently contributed by the community. Over the years, Discogs has become the place you go to find every physical release from pretty much every band and artist and all the data associated with those releases.  […]

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