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State of Discogs 2017

Another year has passed and we have, yet again, another batch of record-breaking data to share with the Discogs community. Our annual year-end report is a deep dive into the numbers, trends and music sales that made 2017 unique. So put on your favorite record, pull up a chair, and read on for the highlights of another successful year at Discogs.

The Database

Our user-built database is the heart of Discogs, and our heart grew 4.18% in 2017. The formats that had the most growth in the Database were CDs, with an increase of 22.94%, and Cassettes, with a growth of 12.13%.

Total releases added to Discogs in 2017

Releases added to Discogs in 2017, by month

Releases added to Discogs in 2017, by format

Growth in format releases on Discogs in 2017

The Collection

These are the numbers that you’ve been collecting—or possibly hoarding—in 2017. The Most Collected Genres of 2017 were Rock (31,813,479), Electronic (15,863,636), and Pop (8,266,247). Once again, the Most Collected Master Release was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

Music consumption by genre on Discogs

Top selling albums on Discogs in 2017

The Marketplace

The Discogs Marketplace is alive and well. We saw sales increase by 20.42% in 2017. Who said vinyl is dead? Vinyl had the highest sales numbers over any other format at 7,949,932, with an increase of 18.81% year-over-year.

Discogs Marketplace sales by format in 2017

Discogs music sales by genre in 2017

Most expensive items sold on Discogs

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