Articles tagged “database”

S.P.IN. 2019 Halfway Report

We are already halfway through the Discogs September Pledge Initative (S.P.IN.). After 15 days, we are about 40% of the way to the lofty goal of saving 150,000 releases in the Database. You can find the current submission tally, latest submissions, and the top 10 contributors for the month on the 2019 S.P.IN. leaderboard page. […]

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Interview With The Top Ambient And Drone Contributor On Discogs

At the top of u/Andi242’s profile, you will find lyrics from Kraftwerk’s song “Antenne”: Wir richten Antennen ins Firmament, empfangen die Töne, die niemand kennt. This roughly translates to, We direct antennas into the sky, receive the sounds nobody knows. You would be hard-pressed to find a better representation of the pioneering work of this […]

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Interview With The Top Contributor Of Heavy Metal on Discogs

During this year’s annual S.P.IN submission drive, we are talking to some of the most prolific contributors to the Discogs Database. We reached out to some highly-specialized contributors, such as u/heavymetalmuseum. As his username implies, he is a Heavy Metal connoisseur who sits at the top of the list for Heavy Metal submissions on Discogs. […]

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Help Discogs Preserve Music History

September at Discogs means S.P.IN, the September Pledge INitiative: our annual drive to fill Discogs with Releases not yet in the Database. This year, we are attempting to add 150,000 new Releases to the Database. The Discogs mission is to make the world’s biggest and most comprehensive music database: a site with discographies of all […]

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Genres And Styles On Discogs

It’s in our nature to try and organize the creative output of humanity. Categorizing music is part of this habit. We are driven to make sense of the world’s recordings, in part, by grouping them with other recordings that sound alike. When describing music to others, it’s common to relate a recording to a genre […]

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Discogs Database In Review: Which Country Has The Most Expensive Music?

It’s nearing the middle of the year, and we’re seeing the seasons in full swing via the number of submissions to the Discogs Database. Submissions are down, but total contributions were actually not as low as in previous years, buoyed by a stable number of Release edits, as well as increases in Artist edits and […]

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Discogs Integrates Music Books, Posters and Films Into The Database

Music lovers don’t just listen to the music — we live it. We obsessively read about it, absorb facts about it in documentaries, watch all the biopics (even the ones that suck), plaster our walls with posters of our favorite bands. Why not have all that stuff we love about music collected all in one […]

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Discogs Database In Review: Do Discogs Junkies Buy More On Pay Day?

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is definitely kicking off. I rarely notice the longer days, because I spend all my time on Discogs, but I still see the seasons by the shifting patterns in contributions to the Discogs Database. Every year, as summer rolls out above the equator (where the highest concentrations of Discoggers live), […]

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The Evolution of the Database Submission Guidelines

The Discogs Database Submission Guidelines are the backbone of Discogs; the product of almost 20 years of community-driven discussion about the best way to catalog all the music in the world. As we launch the Database Guidelines Translation Project, it seems like a good time to look back at the history of the Discogs Database […]

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Discogs Database In Review: Most Prolific Artist On Discogs?

Looking at daily activity in March, the total number of contributions to the Discogs Database was flat compared with February, which is consistent with past years. The most noticeable change in monthly patterns was a big spike in the number of YouTube videos added to release pages, and a dip in the number of artist […]

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