Discogs launched to 37 users in the year of 2000, cataloging techno and drum n bass vinyl. Discogs has steadily ballooned to more than 2 million users, and has solidified itself as the key brand for buying, selling, sharing, and discovering vinyl online. It connects users around the globe, and is close to reaching its near impossible mission of cataloging every single piece of recorded music in existence. I’m a big believer in the Milkcrate app, which catalogues via Discogs and I use it on an almost daily basis.
To celebrate its decade and a half rise to prominence, Discogs is introducing several new features and angles to discover and trade physical music online, beginning with data transparency on which albums are bought and sold through the platform and how many. Going forward, Discogs will act much like similar ratings and charts, but with more transparency, and with less flaws. The company will update the public on not just trends, but also snack-able bits of information like which item was the most expensive sold for the year. Furthermore, Discogs users will be able to share their own cherrypicked history of buying and selling with the click of a button, to personalize the experience of sharing information.
You can check out some of the stats here in cool graphs, charts and info graphics – discogs.com/15th
Throughout the year, the anniversary celebration continues at Discogs with the official iOS App Launch approaching, and the debuts of both Vinylhub (Discogs for record stores) and Gearogs (for turntables). Truly the next year appears to cement Discogs (the largest physical music database in the world) as the brand name in physical music commerce around the world.
Discogs is the user-built database of music; with a catalog of more than 6,300,000 recordings and 4,000,000 artists, Discogs is the largest physical music database in the world. In addition, Discogs connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 10 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot for new releases to hard to find gems.