Discogs

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Discogs
Type of site
Music
Available inEnglish
OwnerZink Media, Inc.
Created byKevin Lewandowski
RevenueAdvertisement, Marketplace Seller Fees
WebsiteDiscogs.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 2,185 (July 2013)[1]
CommercialPartially
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedOctober 2000
Current statusActive

Discogs is a website and database of information about music recordings. Discogs is owned by Zink Media, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, United States. Discogs is one of the largest online databases of electronic music releases.[2] It is believed to be the largest online database of releases on vinyl also.[3]

History[change | change source]

The discogs.com domain name was registered in August 2000. Discogs was released in October 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski. It started as a database of his personal music collection. The name of the site is short for discographies.

Contribution system[change | change source]

The information on Discogs comes from members of the web site.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Discogs.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  2. Lüke, Karl-Heinz; Eichler, Gerald; Erfurth, Christian; Fahrnberger, Günter (2019-05-31). Innovations for Community Services: 19th International Conference, I4CS 2019, Wolfsburg, Germany, June 24-26, 2019, Proceedings. Springer. p. 168. ISBN 978-3-030-22482-0.
  3. Agosti, Maristella; Esposito, Floriana; Thanos, Costantino (2010-09-11). Digital Libraries: 6th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2010, Padua, Italy, January 28-29, 2010. Revised Selected Papers. Springer. p. 207. ISBN 978-3-642-15850-6.

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