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Behind The Curtain: Meet 3 Contributors Preserving Non-Digital Formats

Ever wondered how all the trillions of data points that make up the Discogs Database got there? Discogs is entirely built from voluntary contributions. Over the past 18 years over 430,000 people have tried their hand at adding and editing information on Discogs. The result is a digital archive of over 10 million releases, 80 […]

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The Hairy Underbelly: When Disambiguation Fails

Discogs is an incredible archive of music from all around the world. What’s most incredible is the level of detail available on every page. The casual 21st century web user probably never thinks about how all that information gets there. In fact it’s often hard work. Sometimes it gets ugly… This guest series, written by […]

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Top Selling Styles On Discogs: September 2018

Discogs is the world’s largest database of music. The only thing better than free access to all the information in the Database is being able to add Releases to your Collection by buying them from a Discogs seller, and we’re proud to be connecting thousands of buyers and sellers around the world every month. These […]

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Top 100 Discogs Contributors By Volume Of Submissions ‘Collected’

Every time you add a Release to the Discogs Database you’re helping build the largest database of music that has ever existed. Building a cultural archive of the history of music is obviously really important, but it can be difficult to measure the impact of adding something to the archive – especially if it’s considered ‘obscure’. […]

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The Cassette Comeback, By The Numbers

Leading up to Cassette Store Day on Oct. 13, we’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence with the help of thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Welcome to Cassette Week at Discogs! Don’t forget to check out the CSD releases available in the Discogs Database. With so much hype around […]

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SPIN 2018 Wrap Up

What a month… Last Sunday marked the final day of SPIN 2018. The Discogs Database Community have been hard at work making new submissions to the Database, editing old ones and adding images to Release pages. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what happened. ———— With the aim of creating an archive that preserves the full […]

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Help Discogs Preserve Music History

September at Discogs means SPIN, the September Pledge INitiative: our annual drive to fill Discogs with Releases not yet in the Database. Almost 100,000 new Releases were added so far this September. We need 50,000 more! Our mission is to make the world’s biggest and most comprehensive music database: a site with discographies of all […]

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SPIN 2018 Progress Update – We’re Halfway There

SPIN 2018 is well under way and the Discogs Database Community have been hard at work making new submissions to the Database, editing old ones and adding images to Release pages. After 14 days, how are we tracking? ———— With the aim of creating an archive that preserves the full breadth of music produced on […]

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Weekend Dig #2: Most Wanted Rare Rock Releases by Style

The format here is simple: below is a big list of rare and highly sought after Releases. Chances are you won’t be able to afford many of them, but take a moment to click around on any of the pages and you’re likely to discover some other great Releases by the same artist, singer, bassist, […]

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Weekend Dig #1: Most Wanted Rare Electronic Releases by Style

The format here is simple: below is a big list of rare and highly sought after Releases. Chances are you won’t be able to afford many of them, but take a moment to click around on any of the pages and you’re likely to discover some other great Releases by the same artist, from the […]

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