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An Interview with Professional Record Seller, Appraiser, and Collector Alan Williams

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Alan Williams (Alwills) has seen his fair share of elusive records over his almost 50 years of collecting and nearly as many years as a professional music memorabilia appraiser. Everything from local Essex punk obscurities to rare Amy Winehouse acetates were graded and priced under his sharp judgment. He’s a true fan of music memorabilia […]

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Discogs Hits Another Milestone in 2020: 13 Million Releases in the Database!

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Where am I? What year is it? This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! Despite time collapsing into itself and losing any meaning during this never-ending year, the Discogs Database has reached a new milestone at record speed — and there is no way we could have done it without […]

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An Interview With Discogs Contributor Paolo Annicchiarico

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With great risk comes great reward. When Paolo Annicchiarico, AKA ocasomarino, left his home country with the only goal of getting into some heavy record digging, he found enough albums and stories to last a lifetime. Luckily for Discogs, as he’s devoted much of his time to submitting a considerable amount of these records and […]

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An Interview With Yui of Mion Records, One of Discogs’ Top Contributors

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With over 5,600 submissions, Mion Records stands as one of Germany’s top contributors on Discogs. Despite being based in Berlin, the shop has earned a solid reputation for its wide variety of rare and uncommon Japanese records which are, of course, dutifully submitted to the Discogs database. Yui, Mion Records’ founder, was kind enough to […]

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A Brief History of the 12-inch Single Format

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At around 1 million listings in the Discogs Database, the volume of the humble 12-inch single sits somewhere between the much less popular 10-inch at 300,000 listings and the 7-inch at 2 million. Nowadays, if you’re a casual collector, the appeal of the 12-inch may be somewhat of a mystery. They lack the portableness and […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Graded Records on Discogs?

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There are a little over 1 million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, 4 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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Crate Minds: An Interview With Discogs Seller, Abandon23

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Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. Seller Abandon23 has been a longtime […]

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Reorganizing Your Record Collection

Listening — at least theoretically — will always be the main reason why we collect records, but where’s the fun in hoarding mass amounts of heavy, unwieldy physical products if you don’t get physical ~physical~ with them? Now that most of us are stuck indoors without much to do let’s pass some time by grabbing […]

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Discogs Presents An Amsterdam Record Fair As Part Of ADE Hangover 2019!

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We’re excited to announce that we have once again teamed up with Amsterdam Dance Event and Into The Woods to bring you Discogs Presents an Amsterdam Record Fair as part of ADE Hangover 2019! Discogs Presents an Amsterdam Record Fair will be part of ADE Hangover, on Sunday the 20th of October. The Hangover is […]

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Meet André Martins of Hauz of Wax Before Crate Diggers Amsterdam

On Sunday, October 21st, the second edition of Crate Diggers Amsterdam will take place during Amsterdam Dance Event’s ADE Hangover at NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam. In anticipation, we’ve been highlighting some of the fantastic vendors that will be selling at our booth. André Martins opened Hauz of Wax a little over a year ago with a […]

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