Stevie Dunbar

Articles by Stevie Dunbar

An Interview with Lars Larsson of Record Mania in Stockholm, Sweden

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For Lars Larsson, owner of Record Mania, selling records was initially a small, personalized affair. Based in Sweden, Record Mania started as a humble mail-order business back in 1996 before blooming into a website, Discogs store (RecordMania.SE), and brick-and-mortar outlet based in Stockholm. If you find yourself in the area, orders via Discogs can be […]

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An Interview with Mikel Orsborn of Mighty Vinyl Records

Prog rock superfan Mikel Orsborn, AKA Mighty Vinyl, is a bit of an OG when it comes to selling records online, having set up his first store, “Supper’s Ready Collectibles” (named after this favorite Genesis song), in the early ‘90s. He was kind enough to tell us about his earlier days as a seller on […]

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An Interview with Jurgen van den Brand of Burning World Records

Since 2008, Burning World Records has specialized in the unconventional and unique, waving the flag for doom metal, black metal, drone, psychedelia, stoner, industrial, and experimental music. Their recipe for success? Founder Jurgen van den Brand’s explanation is simple enough: “We go where the interesting music takes us.” This prevailing ethos has guided Jurgen throughout […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Grade Records?

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There are a little over one million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, four million Very Good-rated items, Good Plus ratings or lower-graded records still comprise a million-plus chunk of the marketplace. We all wish that we could find that […]

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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

SOK Discogs Seller Salvatore Campese dogs

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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