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A platform for
music discovery
and collection

Some music lovers desire a deeper connection with music than streaming or radio can provide. Discogs is an online database and marketplace of music releases that helps any enthusiast — from casual fan to professional collector — savor music in a more personal and meaningful way. 

dis·cog·ra·phy
noun
/disˈkäɡrəfē/

a descriptive catalog of musical recordings, particularly those of a particular performer or composer considered as a body of work.

Looking into a record store window through glass. You can see images of records on a stand, including Fleetwood Mac, Rumors.

Connecting music lovers around the globe

Discogs began with a mission to document the history of recorded music in a user-generated database. This continually growing wealth of data now serves as the vital foundation of all Discogs services. Through knowledge-sharing and an open marketplace, the Database connects a global community of people seeking an elevated relationship with music.

A user-generated database:
Open source and crowdsourced

603 community contributors since 2000
A close-up photo of tightly packed display of records lined up with their spines facing out. Some titles include Cargo by Men at Work, and Thriller by Michael Jackson.

Preserving recorded music history

With the help of over 602,000 contributors since 2000, Discogs has become a highly respected, crowdsourced discography destination that serves as one of the most trusted resources for music collectors, sellers, researchers, and casual music fans alike. With over 15 million releases and over 8 million artists cataloged, the Discogs Database continues to grow every day.

Discogs Database of music
contains more than:

15

Million
Releases

8

Million
Artists

1.7

Million
Labels

Record store wall lined with colorful record covers

Cultivating the world’s largest music marketplace

The Discogs Marketplace connects buyers and sellers across the globe, ranging from store owners to specialty collectors to aspiring collectors. With more than 62 million items available from thousands of sellers worldwide, Discogs is the premier online shop for popular new releases, rare collectible finds, and everything in between. Since the Marketplace is built on top of the comprehensive Discogs Database, sellers are able to list their inventory with ease and buyers can find the exact version they are seeking.

Discogs Marketplace
2021 sales by format

A pie chart showing 17.8 Million pieces of music sold in 2021. This includes 13.1 million vinyl records, 3.8 Million CDs, more than 286,000 cassettes, and over 574,000 other pieces of various music formats.

Other includes over 30 formats including box sets, 8-tracks, Blue-ray, DVD, VHS, Laserdisc, lathe cut, shellac, reel-to-reel, wax cylinders, and many more.

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