Articles tagged “database”

What’s It Like To Be A Professional Record Collector? Ask Marc Janssen

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While looking into Motown collections a while back, I came across a photograph of a complete collection of Motown LPs which had been exhibited at a previous edition of the Utrecht Mega Record and CD Fair. I found out that the collection was owned by Dutch record collector, Marc Janssen. It turned out that most of the images […]

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Madonna At 60: From “Madonna” To “Rebel Heart”

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If, like me, you grew up in the 80s, Madonna will more than likely have a special place in your heart. An unstoppable trailblazer since the first decade of her career, she brought the underground overground, and she’s the reason concepts such as Vogue are known worldwide. While many 80’s artists were old-fashioned by the […]

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Tracing The History Of Discogs

A few weeks ago, Discogs celebrated a major milestone that was eighteen years in the making: ten million releases in the database. While our mission to build and maintain the world’s largest music Database and Marketplace is an eternal endeavor, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the past. From its humble beginnings as a […]

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Introducing ‘Tracks’ Pages for Artists on Discogs

Ever wanted to see all the tracks from a single artist on one page? To see all your favourite artist’s tracks you don’t have in your collection? To find a track you want on a specific format? Now you can. We’ve been working on a suite of new features to help surface more information about […]

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10 Million Releases on Discogs!

10,000,000 unique Releases in the Discogs database 🎉! In 2018 it seems totally normal that you can just hop online and find every release from pretty much every artist you can think of. Or  find out whether your copy of a record is valuable or not by comparing the matrix runout on yours with what […]

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10 Unique Records in the Discogs Database

From the garish to the alluring, records come in all shapes, sizes and (sometimes) smells with artists and labels alike constantly trying to one-up each other. While some of the more cynical types may view these unique records as nothing more than cheap marketing ploys, we like to think of them more as extensions of […]

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Help The Discogs Database Reach 9m Releases in September!

The Discogs September Pledge Initiative aims to save forgotten vinyl records and collectible items

September is here, and that means the September Pledge Initiative is underway! Start submitting records to the Discogs database and preserve music history! The database is the very heart and soul of Discogs. Our mission is to create the biggest and most comprehensive database of music releases and recordings from every corner of the world. […]

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I Died Contributing VHS Tapes In A Sweltering Warehouse And Am Now A GHOST

Does the Discogs submission form still work if you’re also no longer living and are also clearly a ghost? Who knows. In our series centering on Fox subjecting himself to awful conditions in the name of data entry and Discogs submissions, we continue our story. How is it thursday. How did I do 105 subs […]

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Music Sales in 2017: Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights

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Can you believe we’re already past the midpoint of 2017? That means it’s time for us to crack open our books and reveal the data we’ve collected from the Discogs Database and Marketplace for a better look at music sales in 2017 and Discogs’ growth. And, once again, we’re comparing some of our numbers to the […]

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Our 10 Favorite George Michael Songs

George Michael ‎– A Different Corner

Today, the 25th of June, marks George Michael‘s birthday, and exactly 6 months since the world lost this multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Reflecting on his career, my colleague Shannon and I realised we were both in our early teens when “Faith” was released and were heavily influenced by his music. We also feel George […]

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