structure and extent
Discogs were created in October 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski. Initially Lewandowski wanted to administer the own disk collection on its homepage, which met with soon approval and fast to an ambitious project developed; a comprehensive overview of the category of the electronic music should develop.
Due to the enormous user increase one decided to expand immediately the data base on all category. Thus were so far added:
- October 2000: Electronic music
- January 2004: Hip Hop
- December 2004: Skirt, jazz
- October 2005: Radio/Soul, Reggae, Latin
- January 2006: Blues, Non music
- February 2006: Pop
At present are in the entire data base (conditions: 22. February 2006):
- The 504,801 releases
- of 332,301 artists
- 44,767 disk label
the project, Discogs to an open SOURCE - data base to extend, was so far not realized.
private music collection in one „Collection can administer function mode of members of the Discogs Community “and „Wantlist “. Besides one can buy and sell clay/tone carrier (release) since at the end of of 2005 also. Discogs appears here not as a dealer, but only as a mediator, similarly as eBay. If a user possesses the releases, which are not yet in the data base, it can add these according to certain formatting rules. All entries (tender) and changes (updates) become before the conversion in the data base in a Review - process moderators select by freiwilligen, examined and then either accepts (accepted) or with reason rejected (rejected). By this system of the presentation and the constantly continuing process at improvements and corrections Discogs attains a high degree at correctness and detailingness and can thus from the multiplicity of other music data bases distinguish itself.