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Dig, Dig, Digging In Utrecht

“I’m diggin, don’t want you by my side Me and my records all alone feels right I’m diggin, need to grow have to push Flicking through vinyl and feeding the rush I dig for the one and I open the hunt It’s taking all day from the back to the front I’m diggin and diggin […]

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This Year At Discogs

The last day of December: A good time to reflect on what happened at Discogs in 2014. 2014 has been a busy year: Vinyl has gained in popularity, sales for music on vinyl have increased worldwide, pressing plants are working extra shifts to keep up with the demand. And more and more music lovers are […]

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Digging For Grooves In Utrecht, The Netherlands

While we prepare for the November Mega Record & CD Fair this weekend (22-23 November), here’s a report on the previous edition, in April 2014. We hope to meet you all at the biggest record fair in the world! Twice a year, the Jaarbeurs convention centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands, revolves around music. Music lovers […]

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Best Buy Ever

Last week, NME announced their Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Lists like these are always great fuel for discussion, but this time the number 1 in the list happens to be my favorite album, too: The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths. And the funny thing is: I bought this album over twenty […]

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Record Planet Utrecht, The Netherlands 23 & 24 November

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November 2013, Discogs will be present at the Record Planet Fair in Utrecht, The Netherlands. At the moment it’s the only European fair we are attending and we thought it would be nice to let you know in advance, as it would be great to meet you there! […]

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EMI In The Netherlands: Gramophone House

Gramphone House Bovema

When I talked to my dad about my visit to Record Industry in Haarlem, he asked me if I had heard of Gramophone House. I hadn’t, so he told me about this villa in Heemstede that is called Gramophone House. I looked it up and thought it was worth researching it a bit as the […]

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Release Day — September 25, 2013 – Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind…

On the website for the radio station I listen to online, I came across a message which said it has been 22 years ago today, that the album Nevermind by Nirvana was released. That message took me way back. I was 15 and wearing army boots, checkered flannel shirts and carrying a schoolbag with band […]

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The Top 5: Johnny Cash

10 years ago today, on the 12th of September 2003, Johnny Cash passed away at the age of 71. I am not sure how to even begin paying respect to this man, who has been a pioneer in music and a true artist. I’ve always been fascinated by his voice. You can hear he has […]

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Wildcard Wednesday: Record Industry – Where records are born

Yesterday was a brilliant day; Liz and I had a chance to see where records are made. Anouk, of Record Industry in Haarlem, The Netherlands, had invited us for a tour around this plant, where records have been pressed for over 50 years. It was amazing to get to see this process and we proudly […]

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Wildcard Wednesday – 20 Feet From Stardom

“Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names…” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, Judith Hill. I am slightly embarrassed to say that until I saw “20 Feet From Stardom” last weekend, I had never heard these names before. I had heard their voices though, hundreds of times probably. […]

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