Today, Discogs reports unparalleled growth within the world’s most extensive physical music Database alongside sales data reflecting 2017 trends from the world’s largest Marketplace. The worldwide upward trend of the buying and selling of Vinyl continues to parallel the unmatched growth of physical music data in The Discogs 2017 Year-End Report.
2017 was a record-breaking year for Discogs, sales in the Discogs Marketplace topped 10,000,000 releases sold highlighted by two Most Expensive Releases Sold in the 7″ single format with The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ selling for $14,757.00 followed by Sex Pistols’ ‘God Save The Queen’ selling for a whopping $14,690.00.
Additional sales trends include Cassettes showing the most substantial format growth at 29.54% with CDs not far behind at 28.39% despite recent news of Best Buy and Target abandoning the format. Most Collected genre trends include Classical showing the most significant increase at 42.36% followed by the Latin genre at 38.33%. Just a few highlights on format and genre included in The Discogs 2017 Year-End Report.
Discogs is the user-built database of music; with a catalog of more than 9,500,000 recordings and 5,000,000 artists, Discogs is the largest physical music database in the world. Discogs connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 39 million items available, 4.7 million active registered users, and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot for new releases to hard to find gems.