The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in October 2020

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From the final drop of Record Store Day 2020 to a host of new record drops, October has been a fun month for music fans. Our regular roundup of the most popular albums is determined by how many Discogs users added it to their Collection during the month. To be included on each genre-specific list, […]

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What Is a Master Tape, Anyway? Acoustic Sounds’ Chad Kassem Explains

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You’ve probably noticed this phrase on releases by artists from the Crickets to the Beatles, from Sonny Red to Grant Green: “From the original master tapes.” Which sounds enticing, right? As a selling point, this telegraphs that the contents are organic, authentic, and analog. But this begs a simple question to which a surprising few […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Discogs

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Selling records on Discogs may seem like a daunting task to a newcomer, but you can be well on your way after properly setting up your account and listings. Here are essential tips to keep your first few customers happy and coming back for more. Find the Correct Release If there’s a singular point of […]

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Dispelling Common Myths About Discogs Shipping Policies

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Shipping Policies bring a great deal more transparency to shopping on Discogs. Many buyers report that they don’t even look at listings without a shipping cost included. These days, it’s uncommon to place an order online without knowing the full cost of the order (including shipping and packaging material costs). While having shipping rates entered […]

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Thank You for 20 Years of Discogs

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Discogs turned 20 years old on November 1, 2020. We’re looking back on two decades of music fandom. Thank you to all of the Discogs users for making this site what it is today. Thank You “On November 1, Discogs turns 20 years old. I started this as a hobby project to let people edit […]

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Mike Patton on Record Stores, Music Scores, and Doing More with Bungle

After three sold-out shows in February, Mr. Bungle is back with a brand new album. Fortunately for Discogs, we got to hear from Mr. Mike Patton himself about his thoughts during this strange time. Mike Patton: I should be on the road right now … My whole year got canceled, so I’m taking the quarantine […]

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The Most-Collected Albums Featuring Hans Zimmer

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Has there ever been a rock star of the film score world like Hans Zimmer? The German composer and producer crafted some of the most beloved soundtracks in Hollywood history. He’s got four Grammys, an Oscar (and 10 other nominations), a Stephen Hawking Medal, and a lifetime achievement award from the National Board of Review. […]

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Maynard James Keenan’s Playlist for Grapes and Making Wine

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Prepare to be abducted! Well, not really. But after the world came to a grinding halt in March 2020, renowned frontman, vocalist, and vintner Maynard James Keenan went from touring the world supporting TOOL’s recent Grammy Award-winning album to concocting the next Puscifer record. As we’ve now learned, reports out of Jerome, Arizona have confirmed […]

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7 Pro Tips for Setting Up Your Shipping Policies

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Shipping Policies are a requirement for all Sellers starting November 1, 2020.  With November 1 fast approaching, many Sellers have their Shipping Policies set up and are enjoying the benefits that automated shipping brings. Whether you’re still setting yours up or double-checking your work, see our best tips on how to give your Buyers the best […]

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All 3 Weekends of Record Store Day 2020 Were Huge for Shops

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After three vinyl-filled months, Record Store Day 2020 has finally come to a close. Unlike the 13 previous Record Store Days, which was a single in-store drop in April, the 2020 version offered three socially distant events throughout the fall. This past Saturday, October 24, was the third and final of the RSD trio. All […]

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