Kirsten Stoller

Kirsten is a Discogs Product Owner, focusing on localization. She loves to sing off-key, and is a self-described audiophile, bibliophile, ailurophile, & imperfectionist. As a former reference librarian, Kirsten loves organized and open information, community engagement, and helping people.
Articles by Kirsten Stoller

Vinyl Vacation: Digging in Tokyo

Tokyo is a music-lover’s dream. You might not know it, but Tokyo, Japan is home to some of the most unique vinyl buying experiences on earth.  It’s easy to spend days wandering between the conveniently clustered shops; hopping between the enormous music chain stores and the specialty record stores. Further adding to your music-themed adventures, the city offers vinyl cafes and […]

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It’s finally here! The official Discogs App

After years of passionate cries and heartfelt pleas for a Discogs app, there is great news to share: The official iOS Discogs App is now available for free in the App Store! If you are on Android, you can sign up to be an Android Beta tester on our App page. Here are some early reviews […]

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It’s A Small World After All

We are very excited to announce that Discogs is now translated into Spanish, French, German, and Italian! We are eager to make the site available in multiple languages as this will make Discogs more accessible for music-lovers across the world! We have also introduced a new feature to help everyone view the site in the […]

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Crate Diggers LA Spotlight Series: Eric Howarth of Vinyl Junkies

Eric Howarth is one of those music guys who has been involved in nearly every music related venture: he’s been in bands, started multiple record labels, opened his own record store, and even organized a successful new record fair. Howarth will be adding one new music experience to his C.V. next month when he joins […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight Series: Thom Jones of Crossroads Music

Crate Diggers PDX is just around the corner, and as we lead up to the event, we’ve been introducing you to some of the vendors here on the blog. Thom Jones is the owner of the weird and wonderful Portland based record store, Crossroads Music. Crossroads is located in the eclectic, hippy and hipster-infested Hawthorne […]

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The Lifecycle of a Vinyl Record

Last week, we introduced you to Cascade Record Pressing, Oregon’s first and only record pressing plant. We gave you some general tidbits about the backgrounds of the employees, some recent pressing activity, and how they came about landing here in the Pacific Northwest. However, we know you all are suckers for details, so this time […]

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New Record Pressing Plant Opens in Oregon!

A new vinyl pressing plant has opened in the Pacific Northwest! Cascade Record Pressing fired up their engines earlier this summer, officially becoming Oregon’s first and only record manufacturer. A few of us at Discogs visited earlier this week to give you an inside look! Cascade was started by a talented team of guys who […]

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Help, I need somebody!

Help The Beatles

  Won’t you please, please help me… The Discogs Community Support team is always happy to help with Marketplace and Database questions, however sometimes the answer you need may be available without needing to wait for a staff response. Here are a few tips: 1. Search our Help Documents. We have recently improved our site’s […]

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Record Store Day 2015: Weetzie’s Vinyl Scores

I was working a Discogs Community Support shift on Saturday, so I didn’t make it to a record store until Saturday afternoon. 2015 Record Store Day List by Weetzie First I went to Belmont Records (formerly Blythe and Bennett Records). They were supposed to have RSD releases, but they didn’t. I snagged a couple records […]

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You Can’t Hug a Download

There are many reasons why I love vinyl, but perhaps the main reason is that the medium changes my connection to the music. The experience of listening to an album from start to finish, as the band or artist sequenced the tracklisting, is something I rarely do when listening to a digital recording. I admit […]

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