Discogs has 10 million releases listed, but what exactly is it?
Discogs, the world’s leading online community for physical music sales, reach its 10 millionth milestone.
10 million of anything sounds impressive, but when it comes to the stone age of physical copies of music like vinyl or CD, it’s even more so.
Since its inception in 2000, which started out as a hobby for founder Kevin Lewandowski, the platform has garnered 4.9 million active users and over 400 000 contributors who add between 4 000 and 5 000 listings PER DAY.
“Discover new music, track your collection and wantlist, contribute to the database and buy & sell on the marketplace,” the website says.
You can search for music by genre, style, country, artist, label, and the general search bar.
Rock music has 3 808 661 listings with electronic music coming in with 3 304 161, beating out pop music’s 2 101 543 listings.
Onwards and upwards!
“I feel incredibly proud that Discogs Contributors believe in the mission of cataloguing the world’s music so much that we have reached this remarkable milestone,” said Nik Kinloch, Chief Product Owner, Discogs. “It has been amazing to watch the Database grow and improve over the years and I am very excited to help develop new features like our Tracks project. The possibilities and uses of the Database continue to grow for Discogs, and I’m sure there are many more milestones ahead.”
In February the CEO Kevin Lewandowski stepped down, giving the reigns to operations chief Chad Dahlstrom so that he can focus on broadening the company beyond the history and marketplace of music towards film, comics, posters, books and more.
From new releases to old and gold, Discogs is the place to dig for these treasures and connect with fellow excavators.