Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For July 2019

Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

It’s happening again, folks! Life is full of coincidences. As I’m writing this, Melody A.M. by Röyksopp is turning 18. At the age of eighteen, in most countries, you can get ready to vote for the first time, drink your first beer, be part of a popular jury, move out of your parents’ house… Life is exciting […]

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A Crate Digger’s Guide To Edinburgh Record Shops

The Scottish capital is simply stunning, from medieval lanes to mountainous surrounds shadowed by the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. Beneath Edinburgh’s historically drenched touristic wow-factor lies a diggers treasure trove, with a plethora of record shops scattered across the city that will keep all types of collectors busy. Last week we went on an Irn-Bru powered […]

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The Truth: An Interview With Connecticut Studio And Label Owner Tom Sokira

Part I: Preface It began with a list. Scratch that: it began ten years prior with a box of late 70’s / early 80’s VG arena rock in a good friend’s bedroom and what I thought was going to be an at best vaguely listenable local Christian folk record. When we brought it back to […]

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Help Discogs Preserve Music History

September at Discogs means S.P.IN, the September Pledge INitiative: our annual drive to fill Discogs with Releases not yet in the Database. This year, we are attempting to add 150,000 new Releases to the Database. The Discogs mission is to make the world’s biggest and most comprehensive music database: a site with discographies of all […]

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The New Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Hits The Sweet Spot

The new Pro-Ject T1 series of turntables is the Austrian company’s latest addition to its budget line, which is filled with turntables $500 and below. But the three T1 models are Pro-Ject’s purest expressions of an entry-level product, designed to appeal to vinyl fans who like to keep things cheap and simple. We’re taking a […]

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How Music Films & Biopics Are Affecting Music Sales

Music films seem inescapable at the moment. Granted, as a music fan, I deliberately put them in my line of vision, many of these films are geared towards fans and non-fans of the artist alike, or even of that particular music genre. Record execs are likely taking note of the incredible achievement of Queen biopic, […]

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Seven Tips For New Record Sellers On Discogs

Are you new to Discogs? Perhaps you are thinking about selling some records, CDs or cassettes on the world’s largest physical music marketplace. There are millions of completed orders each year on Discogs from sellers around the world. We’ve reached out to some of the most prolific sellers to learn about how they successfully use […]

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Music Sales in 2019: Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights

Fall is right around the corner and soon enough, we’ll be popping champagne bottles to celebrate the coming of 2020. As we near the edge of 2019, it is time to reveal the data we’ve been collecting from the Discogs Database and Marketplace for a look at this year’s music sales. Every year, we compare […]

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The Best Books To Get Hooked On Music & Gig Posters

Thumbing through these books on gig posters requires restraint; you’ll probably want to tear out the pages to adorn your walls. These books on gig posters put together by historians, collectors, printers, and ardent fans are a celebration of music, art and physical media, as well as community and sense of collaboration, both in terms […]

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The Best Advice For Starting Your Gig Poster Collection

Whether you’re new to picking up gig posters, interested in getting more involved, or even if you’ve already amassed an impressive collection, a little expert advice never goes amiss. The great finds and the evasive, long-standing Wantlisted items, the highs and lows of collecting – it’s an experience that’s hard to replicate. We got some […]

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