Articles tagged “news”

Remembering Tom Petty: Our Favorite Releases

Tom Petty

Unfortunately, the world has lost yet another legendary artist. The news that Tom Petty passed away after suffering a heart attack yesterday came as a total shock. With more tour dates announced recently, it was clear that he had so much more to give. Some of us are lucky to have attended his memorable live shows, […]

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Help The Discogs Database Reach 9m Releases in September!

The Discogs September Pledge Initiative aims to save forgotten vinyl records and collectible items

September is here, and that means the September Pledge Initiative is underway! Start submitting records to the Discogs database and preserve music history! The database is the very heart and soul of Discogs. Our mission is to create the biggest and most comprehensive database of music releases and recordings from every corner of the world. […]

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Best Music Videos Of 1997: Smack My ***** Up!

The ’90s was truly a golden age for music videos. While these days you’ll find MTV is more reality TV than music videos, the ubiquity of YouTube, Vimeo and the like means the music video is far from dead. Even so, the ’00s can’t quite measure up to the sheer creativity, opulence and…fish-eye lens that […]

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Music Sales in 2017: Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights

Neisen vs. Discogs Music Sales Analysis header 2017

Can you believe we’re already past the midpoint of 2017? That means it’s time for us to crack open our books and reveal the data we’ve collected from the Discogs Database and Marketplace for a better look at music sales in 2017 and Discogs’ growth. And, once again, we’re comparing some of our numbers to the […]

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Our 10 Favorite George Michael Songs

George Michael ‎– A Different Corner

Today, the 25th of June, marks George Michael‘s birthday, and exactly 6 months since the world lost this multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Reflecting on his career, my colleague Shannon and I realised we were both in our early teens when “Faith” was released and were heavily influenced by his music. We also feel George […]

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7 Most Collected Fleetwood Mac 7″s

Mick Fleetwood

Michael John Kells Fleetwood… welcome to 70, sir. In honor of Mick’s 7th decade on planet Earth, we’ve put together a Top 7 of Fleetwood Mac’s 7″ Singles. FUN FACT ALERT! Including the June 9 release of Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie from his Fleetwood Mac bandmates, Mick has tallied up almost 300 recording credits over […]

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Discogs Database Hits 5m Artists and 1m Labels

Stack of records to be archived in the Discogs database

A few months ago we brought you news of the Discogs database hitting the 8 million releases catalogued milestone. Today we’re super excited to announce another milestone: the Discogs database holds over 5 million artists and 1 million labels! We’re making strides with our goal to create the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace – but […]

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Miniot’s Wheel Reinvents The Turntable

Wheel record player by Miniot horizontally wall-mounted

It’s being touted as the most minimalist take on a turntable ever, and definitely caught our attention with the original take on spinning records. Wheel is a cleverly inverted turntable, hiding all the functional components like the tonearm, needle, and amplifier to fit compactly within the platter. If you didn’t know it was a record player, you’d probably […]

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The Netherlands’ Newest Record Pressing Plant To Open In A World War II Prison

The Netherlands' newest record pressing plant, Deepgrooves will be established in this former WWII prison

The Netherlands is getting a brand new record pressing plant! Chris Roorda, founder of Deeptrax Records in Leeuwarden is opening Deepgrooves along with co-founder, Pascal Thulin. Two pressing machines will be installed in Blokhuispoort, which previously served as a World War II prison and has been open to the public since 2007. Deepgrooves aims to alleviate some of […]

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Discogs X Mobile Mondays! with Midnight Magic & Soul Clap

Discogs is excited to once again partner with Mobile Mondays! to present a special edition of NYC’s premier all-45s weekly DJ showcase! The May 15th, 2017 event downstairs at The Bowery Electric will feature cosmic Disco ensemble Midnight Magic performing live and exclusive DJ sets from Soul Clap! Midnight Magic is a nine-person ensemble bonded by the unwavering desire to make you, the […]

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