Discogs is a specialist music marketplace where all formats are welcome for sale. It was started as a hobby project in 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski and now is a well respected niche marketplace that’s popular with discerning buyers and sellers of rarer and sought after recordings. It’s based in the USA but overseas buyers and sellers are welcome.
They say that the site has 4.9 million monthly active users and receives over 15 million unique monthly visitors. They claim to sell 19,000 items per day in the marketplace with total sales in 2017 coming in at $200 million.
The origin of the name comes from the word discography, which they define as the study and cataloguing of phonograph records or a comprehensive list of the recordings made by a particular performer or of a particular composer’s works.