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Discogs Database Hits 5m Artists and 1m Labels

A few months ago we brought you news of the Discogs database hitting the 8 million releases catalogued milestone. Today we’re super excited to announce another milestone: the Discogs database holds over 5 million artists and 1 million labels! We’re making strides with our goal to create the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace – but there’s always still more work to do.

We have to thank our incredible core of active contributors who have made the database what it is today by tracking your record collections through the website or the Discogs app. Without your tireless efforts, passion and commitment to detail, we would be no doubt be several million short of this achievement.

The database proves useful not just to record collectors around the world, but also makes a contribution to the music industry as a whole. Pandora’s ticket-selling platform, TicketFly recently plugged into the database via our API to increase their own artist database from 200,000 to 5 million. As Ticketfly’s principle product manager, Brad Hubbard told Billboard in their exclusive “Discogs has built an amazing depth of artist information that makes planning and booking events easier than ever for our venue and promoter partners. When we evaluated data partners, Discogs stood out as the best option for us.”

With the success of Discogs and the mission to create a database for all music releases, we’re branching out and doing the same for music gear. Be one of the first to contribute a turntable, mixer, synthesizer, guitar pedal, or other gear to the Gearogs database!

How soon can we reach 10 million releases on Discogs? Help us get there – contribute to the database now!

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  • Jun 5,2017 at 15:32

    For a 355756 contributors…

  • Jun 4,2017 at 21:54

    …and series. Series get lumped under labels too.

  • Jun 4,2017 at 21:48

    Those may be impressive numbers but how many people actually know that they’re false?

    Do the “1 million labels” take into consideration all the internal pseudo-labels (NOL artistname self-released and similar), the duplicates or the fact that we’re still lumping all studios, recording locations (incl. churches, stadiums and hilltops), generic companies (that may or may not exist), artists (because of self-released copyright notices), retailers, printers, pressing facilities and publishers under the “label” banner? Probably not.

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