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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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How To Contribute To Discogs

September at Discogs means SPIN, our annual drive to fill Discogs with Releases not yet in the Database. This article provides a basic overview of how Discogs is built by our users and how to Contribute. It focuses on how to make new submissions but it’s essential reading even if you have nothing new to submit […]

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Quick Guide: Finding Unarchived Releases

SPIN 2018 has started. In the name of archiving and preserving as wide a slice of musical history as possible, this year we have a special focus on filling the known gaps in the Discogs Database. Since it can be difficult to find unarchived Releases we’ve put together a guide on how to do it […]

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Data Dig: History Of Recorded Music (According To Discogs)

History of Music

On June 27 this year Discogs hit a historic milestone: 10 million Releases in the Database. With that many Releases we know the Database is complete and comprehensive in some areas, which makes it possible for us to get a full understanding of some of the histories buried in recorded music. But we also know […]

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Public Archives Matter! S.P.IN With Us

On June 27 this year Discogs hit a historic milestone: 10 million Releases in the Database. With that many Releases we know the Database is complete and comprehensive in some areas, but we also know also far from finished in other areas. And what makes an archive truly great is having a comprehensive collection. That’s […]

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Where Are The Gaps In The Discogs Database?

For the 2018 S.P.IN Campaign we want to focus less on overall submissions and more on filling known gaps in the Discogs Database. Right now we want your input on where those gaps are and what’s possible to fill. There’s already a conversation underway in this Forum Thread, you can add your input there! I’ve been […]

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