The site is a vinyl collector’s dream
Discogs surpasses another substantial milestone in the continuing mission of preserving the most comprehensive music database in the World. With over nine million releases cataloged by over 375,000 contributors, the Discogs Database averaged over 113,000 monthly submissions since overtaking the eight million release landmark in the first week of 2017. The growth of over one million release submissions was climactically highlighted by nearly 120,000 submissions in September during Discogs’ annual S.P.IN campaign.
The convergence of a devoted Contributor community and thriving submissions to the database has effectively contributed to the Discogs Marketplace surpassing 35 million releases available within the vastest, and most discriminative, C2C physical music Marketplace in the World.
Discogs’ META sites experienced exponential growth across the September S.P.IN campaign as well with Gearogs, Filmogs, Bookogs, Comicogs, and Posterogs surpassing submission goals by as much as 597%. All four new divisions, in tandem with Gearogs, will be free of listing and seller fees for a limited time during the public launch.
“What we’re experiencing in the growth of Contributors and submissions to the Discogs Database only echoes the thriving passion for music’s physical formats,” states Chad Dahlstrom, COO of Discogs. “The Discogs Database mission will never lose focus on preserving physical releases in any format imaginable from every part of the World.”
Discogs’ Crate Diggers Los Angeles on Saturday, October 14th. With multiple record vendors selling, avid collectors hunting rare gems, and those freshly falling in love with the vinyl format; Los Angeles will have an opportunity to share their growing love for the vinyl format with the global community.
Discogs is the user-built database of music; with a catalog of more than 8,800,000 recordings and 5,000,000 artists, Discogs is the largest physical music database in the world. In addition, Discogs connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 35 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot for new releases to hard to find gems. Download the Discogs App for iOS and Android.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.