DISCOGS WIKI
https://reference.discogs.com/
• • PACKAGING: https://reference.discogs.com/wiki/packaging
• •Digipak™ / digipak
• • -> "Released in digipak case." if released in non-trademarked "Digipak" case.
• • -> "Released in Digipak case." if released in trademarked "Digipak®" case.

SYMBOLS, ETC.
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FORMATTING TEXT Information:
HOW TO FORMAT TEXT: https://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting

TYPOS, CORRECTING: (RSG §1.7.3, RSG §1.7.4)
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/349534#3284313
EXAMPLE: https://www.discogs.com/Yardbirds-I-Wish-You-Would/release/3928367
--- "Enter the correct title and mention the typo in the release notes."

HELPFUL SEARCH SITES:
• MUSICBRAINZ = https://musicbrainz.org/
• ASCAP SONGWRITING CREDITS = https://www.ascap.com/repertory
• BMI SONGWRITING CREDITS = http://repertoire.bmi.com/StartPage.aspx

CREDITS & FORMATS Information:
CREDITS LIST: https://www.discogs.com/help/creditslist
FORMATS LIST: https://www.discogs.com/help/formatslist

ADDING A NEW MASTER RELEASE: http://www.discogs.com/master/create

DATABASE GLOSSARY Information:
Extended Database Glossary [FORUM THREAD]: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/485887

DISCOGS DICTIONARY (Expressions English/English)
• [b][u]Discogs Dictionary (Expressions English/English) [FORUM THREAD]:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/224355

UNOFFICIAL RELEASE LABEL AND COMPANY NAMES (Discogs Guidelines)
RSG §4.6

[b][u]CD MATRIX VARIANT ON SAME RELEASE INFO:

Different cd matrix = unique release? [FORUM THREAD]: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/188030
...EXAMPLES...
...• XTC - White Music
...• Boxcutter - Oneiric

PENDING RELEASE Information:
PENDING RELEASE MERGES LIST: https://www.discogs.com/submissions?mode=merge
PENDING RELEASE "HELP Wanted in Merge requests!!" FORUM THREAD: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/707251

OPTICAL DISC PACKAGING (from WikiPedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_disc_packaging

HELPFUL SEARCHES:
- "Not bo be confused with..." DISCOGS SEARCH

RECORD LABEL GUIDES:
- VinylBeat Label Guide

DATABASE GUIDELINES
• COUNTRY, RELEASE COUNTRY, RIGHTS SOCIETIES = Database Guidelines 7.1.2 Country, RELEASE COUNTRY (RSG §7.1.2)
• NOT ON LABEL = Database Guidelines 4.4.1 Label / Catalog, NOT ON LABEL (RSG §4.4.1)
• UPDATING AN ARTIST PROFILE = Database Guidelines 18. UPDATING AN ARTIST PROFILE (RSG §18)
• VOTING GUIDELINES = Database Guidelines 20. VOTING GUIDELINE (RSG §20)

GRADING STANDARDS, INFO, TIPS:
- How To Grade Items (Discogs Support article)
- GRADE RECORDS LIKE A VINYL JUNKIE
- 3 RECORD GRADING TIPS ALL COLLECTORS SHOULD KNOW
- PLAY GRADING RECORDS: SUCCESS THROUGH LISTENING
- Vintage Jazz Mart's Guide To Record Grading
- GRADING TIPS PART I: LIGHTING
- PLAY-GRADING: THE (NOT SO) SILENT KILLER
- HOW TO SEARCH ON DISCOGS: TIPS, TRICKS & SHORTCUTS

ARTIST/LABEL PROFILE INFO & RELATED
• FOR OBSOLETE CONTACT INFO - (Contact info now obsolete)
• IF ARTIST NO LONGER IN GROUP, ENTER "IN GROUPS" WITH "[[X]]" AFTER THE NAME. EXAMPLE: The Dexateens [[X]]

Barcode and Other Identifiers (BAOI):
Barcode (Scanned): XXXXXXXXXXXX [PUT "Scanned" in "Add Description"]
Barcode (Text): X XXXXX XXXXX X [PUT "Text" in "Add Description"]
SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
Other (Public Domain declaration on labels): D. P.
Other (Copyright declaration on labels): Contr. Copyr.

45 MATRIX INFO EXAMPLES - (Put this info in the "Barcodes and Other Identifiers" section, NOT IN THE NOTES)
(From Release =The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael / Rosemary)
Rights Society (Side A): ASCAP
Rights Society (Side B): BMI
Matrix / Runout (Side A, On Label): (7-121,171)
Matrix / Runout (Side B, On Label): (7-121,172)
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped - 1 is etched): 7 121172 2 1
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped - 1 is etched): 7 121171 18 1

ALL UNICODE CHARACTERS:
http://unicode-table.com/en/#control-character
http://unicode-table.com
http://copypastecharacter.com/all-characters

CLARINET TYPE INFO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soprano_clarinet
A♭ piccolo clarinet
Sopranino Clarinets in (high) G, F, and E
Soprano Clarinet types = C, A, and B♭ Clarinet

USEFUL DISCOGS FORUM/GROUP POSTS:
Legacy Artwork Catalog #'s = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/234502
List-o-rama: Index of rare lists = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/417171#6874909
Mass Edits, Nik = http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/388791#3608484
Master List of Runout Information https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386878
OJC Series Cataloging = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/234166
PROMO/CUT CORNER/UPC HOLE/ETC
- Promo's? cut corners?etc etc = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/388434

Record Book Overview = https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/552743
Reissue Tagging = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/233681

INTERESTING DISCOGS FORUM/GROUP POSTS:
Post ridiculously graded items here = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/413610
Post the funniest thing you read today on Discogs = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/209992

USEFUL LINKS:
Editing your Discogs Collection: https://support.discogs.com/en/support/solutions/articles/13000014180
Guidelines: http://www.discogs.com/help/doc/submission-guidelines-release
How To Sell Music On Discogs: https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001562473

PUBLISHING COMPANIES + RIGHTS SOCIETIES (USA):
-->in Companies, etc.
Published By – Universal-MCA Music Publishing
Published By – Universal-Duchess Music Corp.
Published By – Wabash Music Co.
etc...
-->in Notes
Track 2 published by Universal MCA Music Publ. / ASCAP
Track 3 published by Universal Duchess Music Corporation & Wabash Music Company / BMI
Tracks 4, 8 published by Lamberts Cove Music / BMI
Tracks 5, 7 published by Careers BMG Music Publishing / BMI
etc...

HELPFUL SEARCH SITES:
• MUSICBRAINZ = https://musicbrainz.org/
• ASCAP SONGWRITING CREDITS = https://www.ascap.com/repertory
• BMI SONGWRITING CREDITS = http://repertoire.bmi.com/StartPage.aspx

FORMATTING TEXT Information:
HOW TO FORMAT TEXT: https://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting

CREDITS & FORMATS Information:
CREDITS LIST: https://www.discogs.com/help/creditslist
FORMATS LIST: https://www.discogs.com/help/formatslist

ADDING A NEW MASTER RELEASE: http://www.discogs.com/master/create

DATABASE GLOSSARY Information:
Extended Database Glossary [FORUM THREAD]: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/485887

DISCOGS DICTIONARY (Expressions English/English)
• [b][u]Discogs Dictionary (Expressions English/English) [FORUM THREAD]:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/224355

UNOFFICIAL RELEASE LABEL AND COMPANY NAMES (Discogs Guidelines)
RSG §4.6

[b][u]CD MATRIX VARIANT ON SAME RELEASE INFO:

Different cd matrix = unique release? [FORUM THREAD]: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/188030
...EXAMPLES...
...• XTC - White Music
...• Boxcutter - Oneiric

PENDING RELEASE Information:
PENDING RELEASE MERGES LIST: https://www.discogs.com/submissions?mode=merge
PENDING RELEASE "HELP Wanted in Merge requests!!" FORUM THREAD: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/707251

OPTICAL DISC PACKAGING (from WikiPedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_disc_packaging

HELPFUL SEARCHES:
- "Not bo be confused with..." DISCOGS SEARCH

RECORD LABEL GUIDES:
- VinylBeat Label Guide

DATABASE GUIDELINES
• COUNTRY, RELEASE COUNTRY, RIGHTS SOCIETIES = Database Guidelines 7.1.2 Country, RELEASE COUNTRY (RSG §7.1.2)
• NOT ON LABEL = Database Guidelines 4.4.1 Label / Catalog, NOT ON LABEL (RSG §4.4.1)
• UPDATING AN ARTIST PROFILE = Database Guidelines 18. UPDATING AN ARTIST PROFILE (RSG §18)
• VOTING GUIDELINES = Database Guidelines 20. VOTING GUIDELINE (RSG §20)

GRADING STANDARDS, INFO, TIPS:
- How To Grade Items (Discogs Support article)
- GRADE RECORDS LIKE A VINYL JUNKIE
- 3 RECORD GRADING TIPS ALL COLLECTORS SHOULD KNOW
- PLAY GRADING RECORDS: SUCCESS THROUGH LISTENING
- Vintage Jazz Mart's Guide To Record Grading
- GRADING TIPS PART I: LIGHTING
- PLAY-GRADING: THE (NOT SO) SILENT KILLER
- HOW TO SEARCH ON DISCOGS: TIPS, TRICKS & SHORTCUTS

SYMBOLS, ETC.
℗ and © ℗&© ℗+© ©℗
© and ℗ ©&℗ ©+℗
® ™ € £ $ ¢ ¿ ¡ §
"„ … • – —
█ ■ Δ ▼ ▽△★ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ☢ ✝☯☮♫ ♪ → ¤
¦ | ‖ ‡ ¶ ⓤ µ ✳
± ≠ ∞ ¹ ² ³ ₁ ₂ ₃ № Nº ¼ ¾ ½ ° º ª
ƒ Ѯ Ѱ Ѳ
À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Ÿ Þ ß à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ

ARTIST/LABEL PROFILE INFO & RELATED
• FOR OBSOLETE CONTACT INFO - (Contact info now obsolete)
• IF ARTIST NO LONGER IN GROUP, ENTER "IN GROUPS" WITH "[[X]]" AFTER THE NAME. EXAMPLE: The Dexateens [[X]]

Barcode and Other Identifiers (BAOI):
Barcode (Scanned): XXXXXXXXXXXX [PUT "Scanned" in "Add Description"]
Barcode (Text): X XXXXX XXXXX X [PUT "Text" in "Add Description"]
SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
Other (Public Domain declaration on labels): D. P.
Other (Copyright declaration on labels): Contr. Copyr.

45 MATRIX INFO EXAMPLES - (Put this info in the "Barcodes and Other Identifiers" section, NOT IN THE NOTES)
(From Release =The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael / Rosemary)
Rights Society (Side A): ASCAP
Rights Society (Side B): BMI
Matrix / Runout (Side A, On Label): (7-121,171)
Matrix / Runout (Side B, On Label): (7-121,172)
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped - 1 is etched): 7 121172 2 1
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped - 1 is etched): 7 121171 18 1

ALL UNICODE CHARACTERS:
http://unicode-table.com/en/#control-character
http://unicode-table.com
http://copypastecharacter.com/all-characters

CLARINET TYPE INFO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soprano_clarinet
A♭ piccolo clarinet
Sopranino Clarinets in (high) G, F, and E
Soprano Clarinet types = C, A, and B♭ Clarinet

USEFUL DISCOGS FORUM/GROUP POSTS:
Legacy Artwork Catalog #'s = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/234502
List-o-rama: Index of rare lists = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/417171#6874909
Mass Edits, Nik = http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/388791#3608484
Master List of Runout Information https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386878
OJC Series Cataloging = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/234166
PROMO/CUT CORNER/UPC HOLE/ETC
- Promo's? cut corners?etc etc = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/388434

Record Book Overview = https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/552743
Reissue Tagging = http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/233681

INTERESTING DISCOGS FORUM/GROUP POSTS:
Post ridiculously graded items here = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/413610
Post the funniest thing you read today on Discogs = https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/209992

USEFUL LINKS:
Editing your Discogs Collection: https://support.discogs.com/en/support/solutions/articles/13000014180
Guidelines: http://www.discogs.com/help/doc/submission-guidelines-release
How To Sell Music On Discogs: https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001562473

PUBLISHING COMPANIES + RIGHTS SOCIETIES (USA):
-->in Companies, etc.
Published By – Universal-MCA Music Publishing
Published By – Universal-Duchess Music Corp.
Published By – Wabash Music Co.
etc...
-->in Notes
Track 2 published by Universal MCA Music Publ. / ASCAP
Track 3 published by Universal Duchess Music Corporation & Wabash Music Company / BMI
Tracks 4, 8 published by Lamberts Cove Music / BMI
Tracks 5, 7 published by Careers BMG Music Publishing / BMI
etc...

-->MATRIX / RUNOUT FOR CDS, INFO PRINTED ON INNER RINGS
ENTIRE MATRIX GOES IN ONE FIELD, ON ONE LINE UNDER "MATRIX / RUNOUT"
...then if desired, can break out elements of the MATRIX / RUNOUT in other fields.
EXAMPLE:
Matrix / Runout (Variants 1, 2): (UD69951) FTN17625 4X
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): (0UD69428) FTN17625 3X IFPI L435
Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2): IFPI L433
Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L435
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 7494
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 7493
Mould SID Code (Variant 3): none
PUT THIS IN NOTES IF COMBINING BROKEN UP MATRIX INTO A SINGLE FIELD:
matrix to single field, RSG §5.2.c.;
"String" blanked, https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/699101#6975714
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