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Discogs hits 8 millionth mark with 326k contributors

The website is the world’s largest physical media collection

Discogs celebrates an important milestone in reaching eight million releases via the sites 326,000 contributors over the weekend. Born in 2000, it has taken the world’s largest database of physical music 16 years to amass the dizzying collection of CDs, tapes and records with over one million added in the last eight months. With over 25,000 albums being added per week, Discogs continues to be the largest and fastest growing music site in the world.

“We hit five million releases in 2015, crazy to think we’ve halved the distance to ten million in just two years,” Ron Rich, Marketing Director at Discogs, tells Billboard. “Still, we hope to catalog all the music in the world and at eight million releases we’re really just getting started. As the community’s collection grows so does the database. It’s really thanks to the passion of our users that we have been able to catalog the world’s music. The real thanks belong to all the contributors out there that help give people access to music across the planet.”

Discogs is the user-built database of music. With a catalog of more than eight million recordings and 4.7 million artists, Discogs is the largest physical music database in the world. In addition, Discogs connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than ten million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot for new releases to hard to find gems.

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.