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Everything You Need to Know About Disco

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Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International productions, Barry White’s string-drenched mini-operas, Donna Summer’s epic “Love To Love You Baby,” Chic and the infectious camp of Boney M are just five calling cards of disco. The genre is about four-on-the-floor, hi-hats, percussion, bass lines, and extended dance grooves. Lyrically, Disco can be about love, heartbreak, kung fu, […]

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Instagram 101 for Discogs Sellers and Record Stores

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Social media is, for better or for worse, a necessity in modern times — especially in the era of COVID-19, when it helps to have a digital presence. If you’ve already decided to get on board, you might as well embrace it and make the most of your time. While Facebook and Twitter are effective […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Discogs

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Selling records on Discogs may seem like a daunting task to a newcomer, but you can be well on your way after properly setting up your account and listings. Here are essential tips to keep your first few customers happy and coming back for more. Find the Correct Release If there’s a singular point of […]

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A Highly Personal Guide to Record Collecting for Beginners

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Everybody needs an online destination with nothing but good vibes. For some it might be a site with a repository of cute animal videos, others might gravitate to an archive of vintage photographs that offers a window into what appears to be a saner world. For me, it’s the Reddit group r/vinyl, which consists almost […]

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How to Make Room in Your Collection for Records You Really Want

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As a record collector, sometimes you take a chance on a fancy cover that turns out to be dud. Other times your tastes evolve. As a result, you can find yourself with pieces that don’t necessarily touch you in the same way they previously did. There’s always someone who wants something in your collection, from […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Graded Records on Discogs?

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There are a little over 1 million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, 4 million Very Good-rated items, Good Plus ratings or lower-graded records still comprise a million-plus chunk of the marketplace. We all wish that we could find that […]

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How to Care for Cassette Tapes

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Love them or loathe them, the humble audio cassette tape is having a moment. Cassette sales grew nearly 25% in 2018 after an increase of more than 50% in 2017 on the Discogs Marketplace. Let’s take a look into how to keep your cassettes sounding their best. For some cassette collectors, the thrill of finding […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Shipping Policies

Shipping Policies are a requirement for all Sellers on Discogs. Once you know what you want to charge for shipping and you’ve got your rates handy, all you need to do is add them into the Shipping Policy editor. Take it one step at a time by starting local before branching out into setting up international […]

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Discogs Supports Record Stores

How to Support Local Record Stores Discogs is a database, marketplace, and community that offers a way to find, discover, catalog, and purchase your favorite recorded music from trusted independent sellers, which includes record stores around the world. The following resources will help you support record stores, connect to a local store in your city, […]
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Cassette Week

Everything to Know About Cassettes Cassettes are back — and here to stay. Cassette sales are up over 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Below, you’ll find everything that you need to know about the format and the trend. We’ve included commentary from thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Cassette Week 2020 […]
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