Discogs, the world's most popular online community for physical music sales, now has over 10 million releases available on its website.
Since its start in 2000, Discogs has grown into a comprehensive music platform that has 4.9 million active users and over 400,000 contributors who add between 4,000 and 5,000 listings to its expansive database every day. The site's nine millionth milestone was reached in October of 2017 - a statistic that proves the website has played an enormous role in ensuring the strength and growing popularity of physical music sales.
"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."
Whether looking for new, slick house releases or rare pressings from the past, Discogs has proven to be a vital resource for diggers everywhere.
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