Discogs, by Larry Deniston

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For those of you not familiar with it, Discogs is a free database for your physical media and much, much more.  I have my entire vinyl collection stored on Discogs.  It does take a little time to enter each album, but it’s a pretty simple process.  Just enter the matrix number and select the appropriate release, mono/stereo, media (vinyl, CD, reel to reel, etc.).  If you like, you may also enter the condition of the media and sleeve.  Discogs keeps track of your collection and provides a minimum, medium and maximum value of your collection.  It also is a site for buying and selling media.

Additionally, Discogs provides a monthly newsletter which includes Top 30 most expensive items sold during a month and the top 50 best selling records during a month on the Discogs site.  Plus some fun and interesting stuff!

Top 30 Most Expensive Items
Sold For October 2019

This month’s #1 has never made it on the list, and it’s from 1959. 

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of October 2019
One of the most polarizing bands of the decade is our number #1 (and #4). 

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10 Weird Formats
That You Can Find On The Discogs Database

As you might know, for each successful format out there (vinyl, for example) there are a lot that didn’t succeed, leaving them as a curiosity for collectors or, sometimes, as impossible relics to find. 

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