Articles tagged “database”

Top 100 Discogs Contributors By Volume Of Submissions ‘Collected’

Every time you add a Release to the Discogs Database you’re helping build the largest database of music that has ever existed. Building a cultural archive of the history of music is obviously really important, but it can be difficult to measure the impact of adding something to the archive – especially if it’s considered ‘obscure’. […]

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SPIN 2018 Wrap Up

What a month… Last Sunday marked the final day of SPIN 2018. The Discogs Database Community have been hard at work making new submissions to the Database, editing old ones and adding images to Release pages. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what happened. ———— With the aim of creating an archive that preserves the full […]

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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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Huge Haul: 4,500 7″ Vinyl Records For Contribution (And Growing!)

Of course, most people don’t have a few thousand Releases to submit, but if you have anything at all not yet on Discogs then September is the time to get it in. For this year’s SPIN Campaign we’re trying to reach 150,000 Submissions in September, and to get as many new Asian, Latin American, Shellac, Cassette […]

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How Contribution To The Database Can Benefit You In Ways You May Not Suspect

Ever thought of contributing to Discogs? There’s no time like September to start. For this year’s SPIN Campaign we’re trying to reach 150,000 Submissions in September, and to get as many new Asian, Latin American, Shellac, Cassette and 8-Track  tape Releases submitted to the Database. See the full details and all the leaderboards here ———— […]

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The Database May Be Ten Million Submissions Deep, But There Is So Much More

On June 27 this year Discogs hit a historic milestone: 10 million Releases in the Database. With that many Releases we know the Database is complete and comprehensive in some areas, but there is still so much more to do. With the help of the Database Community we’ve identified that the 5 biggest gaps on Discogs […]

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Data Dig: History Of Recorded Music (According To Discogs)

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On June 27 this year Discogs hit a historic milestone: 10 million Releases in the Database. With that many Releases we know the Database is complete and comprehensive in some areas, which makes it possible for us to get a full understanding of some of the histories buried in recorded music. But we also know […]

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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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Where Are The Gaps In The Discogs Database?

For the 2018 S.P.IN Campaign we want to focus less on overall submissions and more on filling known gaps in the Discogs Database. Right now we want your input on where those gaps are and what’s possible to fill. There’s already a conversation underway in this Forum Thread, you can add your input there! I’ve been […]

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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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