Stevie Dunbar

Articles by Stevie Dunbar

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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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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