Powered by community: The Discogs vinyl record database continues its mission of sharing comprehensive music data as it surpasses the 10 million release mark.
Discogs, the world’s foremost Database, Marketplace, and Community for physical music, surpasses a significant data milestone with the addition of the 10 millionth release to the Discogs Database. The user-built, open-source database, with more than 400,000 Contributors, continues the nearly 18-year mission to build the most extensive and comprehensive music Database and Marketplace in the world.
In 2000, Founder and President, Kevin Lewandowski launched the Discogs Database by submitting The Persuader’s 2xLP release Stockholm followed by the launch of the Discogs Marketplace in 2003, establishing an essential resource for record collectors worldwide, and unknowingly setting a cornerstone for the vinyl revival and international cultural experiences like Record Store Day. Present day, nearly 42 million releases are for sale in the Discogs Marketplace, spawning a $200,000,000 (USD) impact on the global music industry (2017), powered by the most extensive and comprehensive music Database in the world.
“I feel incredibly proud that Discogs Contributors believe in the mission of cataloging the world’s music so much that we have reached this remarkable milestone,” states Discogs’ Chief Product Owner, Nik Kinloch. “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.”
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