For the past 15 years Discogs has been a leading marketplace for those in search of new and used vinyl. It's also one of the largest databases of releases which makes finding the rarest of records easier than ever. In the beginning they were just 37 users who would catalogue Techno and Drum and Bass, now they have nearly 3 million users who are on a mission to catalogue everything.
The site has been steadily collecting data over the years and to celebrate their 15th birthday they have released some interesting numbers. According to Billboard, in 2015 the site played a role in facilitating $43.5 million in sales, which equals to over 2.5 million records, half a million CDs and 50,000 tapes. There are close to 6.5 million releases in the database and what was once a site focusing on Electronic music, now has everything from Latin, Reggae, Jazz and Classical.
Discogs also has revealed noteworthy releases which have been featured on the site. The first vinyl release added to the database was Stockholm by The Persuader and the first vinyl ever sold was SP 23's This Is Trance. Chung King Can Suck it by Judge was the most expensive release on the site which sold for $5811.48. Also, the most collected releases over the past 5 years have been Rumours by Fleetmac Wood, Lazaretto by Jack White, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Kindred by Burial, Street Halo by Burial and Homework by Daft Punk. With vinyl sales being the strongest it's been in the past 25 years, it's easy to see how Discogs is leading the charge.
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