The Story of Discogs

Discogs is the world’s most comprehensive recorded music database, marketplace, and community. Millions of consumers visit Discogs every month to catalog and value their Collections, create Wantlists, share ratings, and purchase their favorite music from the Marketplace.

What began as one DJ’s passion project in 2000 has evolved into a global brand with U.S headquarters in Oregon and offices in Amsterdam and Tokyo.

The Largest Recorded
Music Database

15M

Releases

8M

Artists

1.7M

Labels

At Discogs’ core is the Database, a trusted source for data on artist discographies, formats, pressing details, item value, and more. The Discogs Database is created and maintained by a global community of passionate contributors and celebrated as the most comprehensive wealth of music information available on the web.

Discogs has become a vital
resource for record collectors and
the music industry.

The New York Times

The Worldwide Destination
for Music Fans

13M

Records

3.8M

CDs

280K

Cassettes

Purchased in 2021

Discogs is a top 500 most-visited online destination and consistently a top 10 music website. Millions of music fans and collectors from every country on Earth rely on the Database to research and discover sought-after physical music. Buyers and sellers use the Marketplace across borders, connecting collectors with coveted albums while supporting their favorite record stores, artists, and labels.

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Music lovers, fans, collectors, and sellers are all here on Discogs.

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