Articles tagged “database”

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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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


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 Contributing To The Database Can Benefit You In Ways You May Not Suspect

People think I’m strange. I’m at least convinced of it. To some, I am a weirdo who has a passion for data entry for the sake of data entry. If I was entering things like medical records or working on a closed database that nobody would see, I would agree. Given the interconnectivity of our […]

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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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