Discogs Digital Download Service – closing down

On Jan 1, 2014, we will be closing down our Digital Marketplace.

We felt we needed to make this change, as we want to simplify both the site layout and our code, and allow us all to focus on the core of Discogs – the database and the associated marketplace.

This service was done in partnership with Juno Download – their whole catalog was available on Discogs. If you want to continue your digital purchases, we recommend you go to their site at Juno Download.

We’d like to thank everyone who supported this service while it was running, and we’re sorry if this change causes you any inconvenience.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks!

Update 22-Nov:
Some of our release pages contain audio clips within the tracklistings. These will also be removed as they are a part of the download service. Embedded YouTube clips will remain as is.


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18 Comments
  • Nov 25,2015 at 14:59

    This really sucks. I got some stuff from here that is nowhere to be found elsewhere in lossless format. And no, it’s not on juno.

  • Jan 26,2015 at 01:44

    :((((
    why could i not get an email before shit happened,so i could buy out the tracks i had in my cart. I read people are happy with this well im not. I like vinly and cd but in this f country there are no real music store anymore. SO doing this is was a real step back for discogs.

  • Mar 28,2014 at 02:22

    I hate to see the digital downloads go. I was able to find some things to purchase that I might not have found elsewhere. As for the vinyl rips – that has NOTHING to do with Juno or any of their staff. That is strictly an issue concerning the supplying labels and parties responsible for the released material. If you knew anything about the state of today’s current music industry, you would understand that. Record companies are being downsized, sold to other larger labels or just plain out of business. Knowledgeable people are out of work and too many master tapes are being lost or forgotten in a storage room somewhere, never to see the light of day. And so, without having to put forth any serious effort on their part in order to make a profit, some labels have resorted to grabbing a quick rip from an old vinyl pressing in order to satisfy our musical desires.

    I agree with OochyKoochy – many stupid comments. To each his (or her) own. Technology is ever changing and with that change, comes compromise whether you like it or not. Again, sad to see it go. Maybe one day it may resurface.

  • Feb 26,2014 at 22:14

    Good riddance to them, their services are a rort. Taxing nearly half the sales, only paying out over a fairly high amount (considering todays poor sales)…….anyway I’m happy their out.

  • Feb 6,2014 at 10:43

    Many stupid comments. There is space for everyone, whether you like the physical or digital thing. It was a service, you could use itor not. Choice was yours.

    Sad thing about the vinyl rips, which is way too obvious in many cases anyway, but it can also be due to the fact that, sadly, in some cases, masters are lost. True. Fact. Dreadful losses, but sometimes, masters are treated just like mere merchandise, ordinary consumers goods by record labels, majors in particular.

  • Jan 20,2014 at 19:08

    The digital downloads was a very good service, i hope it would come back someday, downloading wavs is the only way im buying music these days, not for the quality but for the practicity.

  • Jan 20,2014 at 07:05

    This digital download service was the best on the Internet. Closing this part of your site is a real disappointment. I wish you will reconsider this decision in the near future. Juno is a horrible site.

  • Jan 18,2014 at 08:08

    damn, audio clips gone too… i used those constantly!

  • Jan 18,2014 at 08:06

    this really sucks! there was so much stuff on Discogs Digital that was not on the Juno site and now is nowhere to be found.

  • Dec 20,2013 at 11:19

    unfortunately this area was not an eligible source of information for entries to discogs database. sometimes I found artist, label or release information but it was not even possible to copy/paste any information to save some time when submitting.
    it’s better without this

  • Dec 14,2013 at 12:05

    Sorry to hear that!
    I have downloaded some songs and all were very good in wav files.
    I’m a vinyl lover but the technology moves forward and some titles especially in house,disco house etch. only release in digital format.
    I hope in the future you will come back with selected titles from all types of music taking care to good sound quality.

  • Nov 28,2013 at 21:00

    I appreciate downloads, and would always prefer them over vinyl purchases. Good move anyway, because Junodownload (and Beatport) is too expensive.

  • Nov 26,2013 at 22:07

    I’ve got a couple of WAVs from them that were blatantly vinyl rips

    Isn’t all downloads.

  • Nov 26,2013 at 17:46

    Juno are terrible for downloads. I’ve got a couple of WAVs from them that were blatantly vinyl rips. Discogs will be better without it :)

  • Nov 25,2013 at 00:06

    Just to add a note of positivity here, I actually appreciated the Download service as it was a great alternative to easily check when something wasn’t available on CD without going to another site. Anyway, can prob understand why it didn’t catch on. Juno is great so I will continue to shop there regardless.

  • Nov 23,2013 at 17:01

    Good riddance.

  • Nov 23,2013 at 11:39

    Don’t like downloads anyway, and would never purchase music in that way. Good move.

  • Nov 22,2013 at 04:44

    Thanks for the change back! I didn’t like it anyway.

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