Discogs Database Review: October 2018


After SPIN we expected October to be a little quite on the submissions front, so we were pleasantly surprised to see the growth in the number of new Releases added to the Database was actually flat, not down. On top of that there was a significant increase in the number of Artist edits, Artist images and Label edits. This is super important work as it helps a lot with Artist and Label disambiguation, which is always a major pain. The Discogs Database Community always does an incredible job on this front – they’re the only reason Discogs is a leading website in terms of Artist disambiguation.

YouTube videos are consistently one of the most used aspects of the site, so it’s no surprise to see continued growth there, but for some reason the number of new Master Releases created and edited was down.

Overall, the total number of all Contributions was up 1% on September.


Daily Submissions

Top Contributors In October


Hot Topics From The Database Forum


New To The Database

Guideline Updates:

There were no updates to the Guidelines during October. We are currently holding off from Guideline updates whilst we migrate them from their old home to our shiny new Support Portal. This is also a key move in allowing us to start translating the Guidelines into other languages.

Of all the non-English languages supported by the Discogs site (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese), Spanish is the most used, so we’re trying to translate the Guidelines into Spanish first. If you would like to help, check out the Translating The Guidelines Into Spanish Forum Thread.

New Styles:

  • Carimbó
  • Filk
  • Gaita
  • Health-Fitness
  • Horror Rock
  • Mouth Organ
  • Technical Death Metal and Atmospheric Black Metal
  • Twist
  • UK Street Soul


New Credits

  • 12-String Acoustic Guitar
  • 12-String Bass
  • 6-String Bass
  • Banjolin
  • Baritone Horn
  • Baroque Guitar
  • Bass Trumpet
  • Bass-Baritone Vocals
  • Caja Vallenata
  • Calligraphy
  • Charamel
  • Chonguri
  • Claviorgan
  • Collected By
  • Comb
  • Danso
  • Doira
  • Dojo
  • Electric Harmonium
  • Field Recording
  • Flumpet
  • Fretless Bass
  • Fretless Guitar
  • Frottoir
  • Fujara
  • Galoubet
  • Giga
  • Gittern
  • Graphic Design
  • Guacharaca
  • Guitaret
  • Handbell
  • Hang Drum
  • Harmet
  • Hichiriki
  • Hotchiku
  • Ka
  • Kagura Suzu
  • Kagurabue
  • Kanklės
  • Kirar
  • Lagerphone
  • Laouto
  • Lavta
  • Limbe
  • Liru
  • Madal
  • Mänkeri
  • Marxophone
  • Masinko
  • Mountain Dulcimer
  • Mouth Organ
  • Project Manager
  • Reikin
  • Restoration
  • Satsuma
  • Saxhorn
  • Schwyzerörgeli
  • Screen Printing
  • Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar
  • Shakubyoshi
  • Shuitar
  • Sodina
  • Soprano Cornet
  • Soprano Flute
  • Soprano Trombone
  • Taishōgoto
  • Talharpa
  • Tangent Piano
  • Tenor Horn
  • Tenor Trombone
  • Thavil
  • Tonette
  • Valve Trumpet
  • Viola Caipira
  • Xiao
  • Yanggeum
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