About Discogs

We're on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It's for the love of music, and we're getting closer every day.

dis-cog-ra-phy (n., pl. dis-cog-ra-phies.):
  1. The study and cataloguing of phonograph records.
  2. A comprehensive list of the recordings made by a particular performer or of a particular composer's works.

The Database

The heart of Discogs is a user-built database of music. More than 353,000 people have contributed some piece of knowledge, to build up a catalog of more than 8,600,000 recordings and 5,100,000 artists. We're far from done and you can contribute too! Discogs also offers the ability to catalog your music collection, wantlist, and share your ratings and reviews.

The Marketplace

The Discogs Marketplace connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 23 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot from new releases to hard to find gems. Because the Marketplace is built on top of the accurate Discogs database, it is easy for sellers to list their inventory and buyers are able to specify the exact version they want.

The Story

Originally created as a hobby project in 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski, Discogs has grown to become a definitive resource for Vinyl and CD recordings.