The Discogs Database is a crowdsourced discography destination that serves as one of the most trusted resources for music collectors, sellers, researchers, and casual music fans alike. Artist pages in the Database are your gateway to exploring your favorite bands’ albums, credits, and more.
This year, Discogs is rolling out updates to the Artist page that include a more intuitive layout and better filters. The first phase includes a beta test opt-in for Discogs users!
What’s New for You?
Simpler Way to Find Music
The Artist page features a lot of information. A new tab structure breaks out an artist’s Discography from Reviews, Videos, and Lists that feature the artist, making it easier for you to learn more about their work. Under the Discography section, select Advanced Filters to refine the releases surfaced on the page by album title, country of release, and company (like the artist’s label). And if you know exactly what you’re looking for, you can use the search bar to dive deeper.
Detailed Categorization of Credits
Look for the Credits selection on the left side of the Discography view. Here, you can explore all of the credits attributed to the specific musician or individuals in the band, from vocals and instrumentation to production. This more detailed section allows you to filter and cross-reference various roles.
Faster Load Times
Discogs wants to deliver the info you’re looking for as soon as possible. It may not be noticeable at first, but this new Artist page will load more quickly, saving you time on your expedition through the largest recorded music database in the world.
How Can I Opt into the Beta Test?
Discogs is planning a measured rollout of the new Artist pages. This means some people will have early access during a beta test, which allows Discogs to address any unforeseen issues that may arise.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Those who are logged in to their Discogs account will have access to the beta test starting June 21. If you want to be a part of this beta test, look for a selection titled “New artist page beta” on an Artist page near the current Video and Review sections to opt in.
- You can provide feedback, ideas, and bug reports by leaving a comment in this Forum thread, which is being actively monitored by Discogs team members.
- Those who are logged out of their Discogs account (or simply don’t have an account) will automatically see the beta version.
- Later this year, after the beta test, everyone will see the improvements!
We will continue to update this page with more information and share additional details once the beta test is complete.
Discogs is committed to creating the best experience for those discovering, researching, and cataloging music. These enhancements mirror recent upgrades to the Master Release and Release pages, which represent the albums and specific versions that artists release. Because of these changes, we can continue to pave the way for future improvements in the Database.