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Vinyl Record Price Guide

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Do you have a record you want to appraise? Perhaps you’re curious about how much your vinyl collection is worth. Maybe you unearthed a gem at a local record shop (or in your storage). No matter your reasons, we’ll teach you how to price a vinyl record. Discogs is an online marketplace and crowdsourced database […]

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Venetta Fields Is Probably Singing on Most of Your Records

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The Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom shone a light on legendary backing vocalists such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, and Judith Hill, all of whom have collaborated with some of music’s biggest names. Another vocalist that could’ve easily been profiled in the film is Venetta Fields. Born in 1941, the Buffalo native spent […]

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On an Endless Loop: Tracking the Cassette Renaissance

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The cassette never went away. According to National Audio Company (the largest audio cassette manufacturer in the US), the need for cassettes continued throughout the ‘90s and 2000s as there was still a demand for spoken word tapes. As cassettes were originally produced for dictation, this is where we began to see the tape come […]

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How Did 3 Modern Records Crack the Top 10 Most-Collected Releases?

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If you look at the most-collected releases on Discogs, you’ll find some familiar LPs that are probably in your collection: classic rock staples such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Eagles’ Hotel California, and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon; ’80s blockbusters such as Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A., Prince’s Purple Rain, and Michael […]

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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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Article by Michael Venutolo-Mantovani There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent […]

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The Brave New (Old) World of Cutting Vinyl on a Lathe

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When I was younger, I always wanted to have my own record shop (or my own vintage clothing store, if truth be told). It seemed like the ultimate dream job: be around music and music lovers all day long while having the opportunity to debate and solve such long-disputed quandaries as Roth Vs. Hagar. And […]

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10 Albums That Explore the Multisided Record Phenomenon

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When the members of Monty Python were mapping out what would be the comedy troupe’s fourth album, 1974’s Matching Tie and Handkerchief, they wanted to do something unusual to mess with the form and format of the typical vinyl record. They knew it would have the usual collection of sketches borrowed from their television show […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Grade Records?

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There are a little over one million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, four million Very Good-rated items, Good Plus ratings or lower-graded records still comprise a million-plus chunk of the marketplace. We all wish that we could find that […]

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How the World Cataloged Over 500 Million Releases (So Far)

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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 Discogs.com — nearly double the number of releases logged in 2019 alone. In the past decade, Discogs experienced consistent growth […]

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20 Woman-Owned Record Stores in the United States

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As the world begins to open back up and the possibility of travel is on your horizon, digging for records will certainly be on your mind. I just got back from Denver, Colorado, where I picked up an eclectic mix from Wax Trax, Twist and Shout, and Recollect. I had honestly forgotten how much fun […]

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