Discogs turns 15, exceeds $43 million in sales for 2015
The online catalogue and retailer has sold over 2.5 million records this year alone.
Discogs has divulged some recent sales figures, with more than $43 million in transactions registered so far this year.
http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=32227The online retailer, which is celebrating its 15th birthday in 2015, gave Billboard some proprietary data about its recent transactions. So far in 2015, the website has facilitated $43.5 million in sales—that's over 2.5 million records, half a million CDs and 50,000 tapes. The figures reflect a general industry-wide increase in vinyl sales, with the stats in the US at a 25-year high. The average price of vinyl at Discogs has risen over the years, from $10 in 2010 to $13.37 last year, and the user base has grown to almost three million. This year also saw the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs, at a price of $5,958.36 (it was Judge's Chung King Can Suck It).
Discogs was founded in 2000 by Oregon-based programmer Kevin Lewandowski as a catalogue for electronic music, specifically drum & bass and techno. It's since expanded to a 40-person operation, with its head office just outside Portland and another one in the Netherlands. They've also got a mobile app on the way for release next year.