Cassette

Everything to Know About Cassettes

Cassettes are back — and here to stay. Cassette sales are up over 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Below, you’ll find everything that you need to know about the format and the trend. We’ve included commentary from thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Cassette Week 2020 is officially on a roll. Help us celebrate tapes and tapeheads this October 11-17 and stay tuned for more information about the event.

Trends
Cassette tape and Walkman

The Cassette Comeback Isn’t What You Think It Is

By Dr. Lisa Foster, Guestroom Records
Why Cassettes Are The New 45s

Why Cassettes Are The New 45s

By Ben Blackwell, Third Man Records
Cassettes Suck Vol. 2: Y’all Win, Cassettes Don’t Suck

Cassettes Suck Vol. 2: Y’all Win, Cassettes Don’t Suck

By Brent Greissle, Discogs Discography Specialist
cassettes vol 1

Cassettes Suck Vol. 1: Ubiquitous and Disposable

By Brent Greissle, Discogs Discography Specialist
Features
Mixtape for the van

Zack Taylor: I Am Not Legend

By Zack Taylor, Director of Cassette
On Discogs
The Top 20 Most Wanted Cassettes Of All Time on Discogs

The Top 20 Most Wanted Cassettes of All Time

By Brent Greissle, Discogs Discography Specialist
Most Expensive Cassettes

The 100 Most Expensive Cassettes Sold in 2019

By Raine Cardinaels-Baird, Discogs Contractor
Guides
how to care for cassettes

How to Care for Cassette Tapes

By Raine Cardinaels-Baird, Discogs Contractor