Discogs reaches another massive milestone with over 5 million artists and 1 million labels listed

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Not to mention the 8.5 million records.

Discogs has announced another major milestone in its quest to become “the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace”, now counting over 5 million artists and 1 million record labels on its books.

With CoS reporting that contributors to the user-generated platforms totalled almost 355,000 at the end of May, Discogs continues to expands at a staggering 26,000 releases a week, well on its way to its next target of 10 million releases.

“Five million artists, groups and non-humans networked together,” Brent Greissle, Community Success Coordinator told Consequence of Sound. “Intertwined through time and space, we now have a better view of the development of music history than ever before and every day the vision becomes more clear.”

Much more than just a music database and marketplace, the platform is fast becoming an unparalleled recording archive, something which it hopes to achieve with recently launched gear and hi-fi sister site Gearogs.