Articles tagged “database”

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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Another Milestone In Just Nine Months: 11 Million Releases On Discogs!

There are now over 11 million unique releases cataloged in the Discogs Database. It’s only been nine months since the contributor community added the 10 millionth release to Discogs. To put that in context, the first million releases took 90 months. How is something like that even possible? Well, it’s thanks to 69,632 dedicated Discoggers – […]

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Discogs Database In Review: February 2019

Looking at the February overview it might look like the volume of Contributor activity dropped off in February… But February has 3 less days than January, and looking at the daily averages tells a different story. They indicate the Contributor Community still have their heads down and are as busy as ever. We’re sending out a […]

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Bizarre Releases On Discogs, January 2019

  In April 2018 Earjerk started a thread in the Discogs Database Forum asking Contributors to list their noteworthy or curious additions to the database: “Post your interesting new additions to the database here…” Here’s the best of the bunch from January 2019. Next time you add something weird, wonderful, rare or noteworthy in any way, share it in that […]

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Discogs Database In Review: January 2019

What a kick-off to the new year: total contributions to Discogs were up 14% on December 2018. Perhaps that’s not such a surprise given that January is always one of the busiest months for the Contributor Community, but it still represents a lot of hard work. Big, big shout out to Diognes_The_Fox, who made his 50,000th Submission to […]

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The Biggest Discogs Contributors Of 2018

Every year tens of thousands of people contribute their time and effort to the Discogs project: trying to build the biggest and most comprehensive music Database that has ever existed; a site with discographies of all Labels and all Artists, all cross-referenced, free and open to the public forever. But as any one of these people […]

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Better Alternatives To The Discogs Rank Point Calculator?

Discogs is on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace the world has ever seen. A site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It’s for the love of music, and we’re getting closer every day. The Rank […]

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Light On The Dust: Discogs Contributor scarcesounds

Discogs is for all kinds of music. There are curious diggers, die-hard collectors and dedicated contributors in every corner of the Database. But when it comes to archiving the world’s music, some things are more important than others. There is a pretty stable consensus on the Database Community Forum that old physical formats are the […]

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Behind The Curtain: Meet 3 Contributors Preserving Non-Digital Formats

Ever wondered how all the trillions of data points that make up the Discogs Database got there? Discogs is entirely built from voluntary contributions. Over the past 18 years over 430,000 people have tried their hand at adding and editing information on Discogs. The result is a digital archive of over 10 million releases, 80 […]

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The Hairy Underbelly: When Disambiguation Fails

Discogs is an incredible archive of music from all around the world. What’s most incredible is the level of detail available on every page. The casual 21st century web user probably never thinks about how all that information gets there. In fact it’s often hard work. Sometimes it gets ugly… This guest series, written by […]

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