Stevie Dunbar

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One-Music-EU’s Paolo Annicchiarico on Digging in Panama and Selling on Discogs

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With over 23,000 items for sale and over 10,000 contributions to the Database, Paolo Annicchiarico of One-Music-EU has one of the most eclectic music selections available on Discogs. To maintain this high standard, Annicchiarico spends a significant amount of time crate digging in countries far away from his Italian mother country. One place, in particular […]

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An Interview with Italy’s SOK Online Record Store

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SOK has grown its online-only store into a formidable presence on Discogs over the past five years. With nearly 26,000 records for sale in the Marketplace and over 3,000 contributions to the Database, we can thank SOK for a wealth of information about records from their Italian homeland. Don’t sleep on the fantastic records from […]

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An Interview with Mick Weston of England’s Wired Records

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Located near the Peterborough City Centre and train station in England, Wired Records (mick2105wiredrecords on Discogs) has been a long time coming. As a young teenager in the 1970s, Mick Weston dreamed about owning his own store while he helped out at his uncle’s record shop. However, it wasn’t until a motorbike trip to Copenhagen […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Records Online Through Discogs

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The Discogs Marketplace can be a bit overwhelming to a newcomer looking to expand their collection. For example, you might be wondering why there are literally 1,000 different variations of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Well, you can find the most straightforward answer in our mission statement: Discogs aims “to build the biggest […]

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How to Find the Best Album Variation Using Discogs Comments

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One of the biggest challenges Discogs newcomers face is the absurd amount of variations one particular album can have. Luckily, our userbase is pretty damn smart and they sure like to talk. From full-blown reviews to passing sound-quality scrutiny, the comment sections on a Master Release and Release page are an excellent way to get […]

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How to Find the Best Album Variation Using Discogs Comments

discogs users laptop comments

One of the biggest challenges Discogs newcomers face is the absurd amount of variations one particular album can have. Luckily, our userbase is pretty damn smart and they sure like to talk. From full-blown reviews to passing sound-quality scrutiny, the comment sections on a Master Release and Release page are an excellent way to get […]

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An Interview with Tom Berry of England’s Sound Records

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Based on High Street in Stroud, England, Sound Records has been selling records to the five valleys of Gloucestershire since 2018 (and worldwide even longer on Discogs since 2015). During the United Kingdom’s second lockdown, Sound Records teamed up with local Stroud-based publication Good on Paper for a series of recorded sets highlighting local DJs. […]

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Instagram 101 for Discogs Sellers and Record Stores

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Social media is, for better or for worse, a necessity in modern times — especially in the era of COVID-19, when it helps to have a digital presence. If you’ve already decided to get on board, you might as well embrace it and make the most of your time. While Facebook and Twitter are effective […]

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Reflecting on the Good Things That Happened on Discogs in 2020

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It’s been a long, loooong year, but here we are! At the end of all things — well, 2020, at least. Where to start with this upside-down year that began with apocalyptic fires in Australia and then absolutely ran with that wild attitude? Protests sprang up everywhere from Poland to Nigeria to Thailand to the […]

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The Biggest Highlights of the Discogs Database in 2020

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Goodbye and good riddance to 2020! Here we are now with whatever vague hopefulness we might have felt at the beginning of the year now just a distant memory. I’ll save all the pablum about the pandemic and general mayhem that took place in 2020 and cut right to the chase: Discogs contributors found the […]

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