SPIN Goal 3: Old Formats – Shellac, Cassettes & 8-Tracks

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 Shellac records, Cassette tapes and 8-Track tapes.

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 each of those formats.


How To Preserve Old Formats 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?

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.