PORTLAND, OR. November 8, 2019: Discogs, the leading online physical music exchange, has shared its Q3 Global Music Analysis Report & Highlights for 2019. Discogs breaks down the increasing growth of User Collections based on New (inclusive of reissues) and Catalog releases in addition to Database Submissions and the Most Expensive Items Sold via Discogs over the course of July through September of 2019.
Reporting focal points are the nearly 350,000 submissions to the global Discogs Database. In September, Discogs Database reached 20 million cataloged releases, artists, labels and crested over 50 million items for sale through the Discogs Marketplace, creating a massive impact on the global music industry powered by the most extensive user-built, open-source database.
The Top 20 Best Selling Release Variations Chart provides an authoritative look at the distinct release variants that are selling across the Discogs Marketplace. By viewing sales at a variant level, new releases like the 2019 Tool album Fear Inoculum showcase a specific edition as the most purchased release in the marketplace in opposition to the many variants sometimes found under a singular Master Release. The second most sold variation in Q3 was the 2019 12” vinyl album Sinner by Moodymann followed by Peggy Gou’s 2019 EP Moments on 12” vinyl.
Discogs continues to see rare releases trending upwards in cost around the globe. The most expensive item sold in the Discogs Marketplace during Q3 was a copy of The Beatles’ 1962 7” single Love Me Do priced at $9102USD, followed by a rare edition of Röyksopp’s 2002 Melody A.M. album signed by artist Banksy sold for $8178USD. The remaining Q3 Top 20 Most Expensive Releases Sold for the United States can be found in the Highlights and Analysis Report.