SPIN Goal 2: New Regions – Asia & Latin America

To see all the goals for SPIN 2018 see the Main Page.

After a thorough analysis of where all the Releases on Discogs are from, and a discussion with the Discogs Database Community about where they believe the biggest gaps in the Database are, we can see one of the biggest holes is in the number of Asian and Latin America Releases archived on Discogs.

In the name of creating an archive that preserves the full diversity of musical expression, as a part of this years SPIN we’re trying to submit as many Releases as possible from both of these world regions. See the bottom of this page for a full list of countries.


How To Preserve Music From Around The World With Discogs


1Find some musical recordings. Record stores are full of them!

2Search for it on Discogs. If it’s not in out Database, add it!

3You can add Releases to Discogs using the Submission Form.

4Nice! You saved a piece of history. Now everyone can find it.

Top Contributors For September 2018:

Leaders are calculated based on Total Rank Points earned from Submitting, Editing and Adding Images to Releases.

  • 3 rank points for every submission
  • 1 for every edit
  • 1 for every image added

How Many Rank Points Were Earned?

When Is A Discogs Release ‘From’ A Particular Country?

On Discogs ‘Country’ refers to the country of origin (the market) of the release. For small labels, they will usually be based in, and release in, the same country. Larger labels or labels with licensing deals overseas are harder, but the country should always be the place the release was sold and distributed in. For Imports, the country they are imported from is the country of release. The country is NOT where the release was manufactured.

See The Submission Guidelines On Country for the finer details.


House Rules & Useful Resources:

For House Rules and Useful Resources like our ‘Quick Start Guide’ for new contributors and in depth information about ‘Where To Find Unarchived Releases’, see the Main Page.


List Of Countries In Asia & Latin America:

If you’re trying to submit a Release from an Asian or Latin American country not listed below please send a private message Moon_Ray and I will update the list and the leaderboard calculation accordingly.

Asian Countries (South Asia, South East Asia & East Asia)

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Dutch East Indies
  • East Timor
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indochina
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South East Asia
  • South Korea
  • South Vietnam
  • Spratly Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam


Latin American Countries (Central America, Caribbean Islands & South America)

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahama
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central America
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sint Maarten
  • South America
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela