Top 50 Best-Selling Records on Discogs in April 2021

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The best-selling records on Discogs show us the trends in music the Community is collecting. Our regular roundup is determined by how many purchases were made by Discogs users in the Marketplace each month. In April 2021, we continue to watch a trend of multiple releases from the same artist(s). The death of rapper DMX […]

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An Interview with Dizonord Record Store in Paris, France

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Dizonord is a record store in Paris, France, run by Vincent Privat and Xavier Ehretsmann.  Our Crate Minds series showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. You’ll meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), get some insights into the life of a record seller, and learn tips on selling records from the […]

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Anatomy of a Record Collector: How the World Cataloged Over 500 Million Releases on Discogs

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Discogs is the largest database of recorded music in the world. This global community of music fans just surpassed an impressive milestone: 3 million collectors cataloged more than 500 million of their music releases on — nearly double the number of releases logged in 2019 alone. In the past decade, Discogs experienced consistent growth […]

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An Interview With Guallino Madelin of France’s Vinyl Street

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Guallino Madelin was a member of France’s National Athletics team competing in track and field. Alongside all of this, he also created Vinyl Street, an online record store. He’s since hung up his running spikes and focuses on Vinyl Street full time now. Discogs caught up with him to learn a little more about keeping […]

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Clouds Hill Recordings Is a Slice of Analog Paradise

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Tucked away on the fourth floor of an otherwise unspectacular brick building in Hamburg, Germany, a small and scrappy team is producing some of modern rock’s boldest records. “It’s only 10 minutes away from Central Station, but in the wrong direction,” says Johann Scheerer, founder and owner of Clouds Hill Recordings. “No one really knows […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

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Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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How Record Stores Can Link Their Discogs Inventory to Vinyl Hub

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VinylHub is an online database of brick-and-mortar record shops around the world. Buyers use VinylHub as a first stop for mapping out their next record adventure. Make your record store more discoverable by adding it to the VinylHub with information like location, opening hours, photos, genres you specialize in, and other unique details. If you […]

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An Interview with Australian Funk Hustler DJ Kinetic

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DJ Kinetic has been at the forefront of the Australian vinyl trading scene for years. Known as the go-to guy for rare local funk, you can always be assured he has a bunch of records that you would happily rehome into your collection. We asked him a few questions to get an insight into his […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in March 2021

Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll see several recurring acts like David Bowie, Nirvana, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more. March is continuing the trend of modern artists with high-priced collectibles, which […]

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In Defense of the Hits: 15 Best Greatest Hits Records From the Album Era

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At some point early in your journey as a record collector, you’ll be faced with a decision: You’ll be holding in your hand a record by an artist you like and it’s filled with great songs, and yet you are not sure if you should buy it. It’s not that it’s too expensive or in […]

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