We're on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It's for the love of music, and we're getting closer every day.
The heart of Discogs is a user-built database of music. More than 356,000 people have contributed some piece of knowledge, to build up a catalog of more than 8,600,000 recordings and 5,100,000 artists. We're far from done and you can contribute too! Discogs also offers the ability to catalog your music collection, wantlist, and share your ratings and reviews.
The Discogs Marketplace connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 23 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot from new releases to hard to find gems. Because the Marketplace is built on top of the accurate Discogs database, it is easy for sellers to list their inventory and buyers are able to specify the exact version they want.
Originally created as a hobby project in 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski, Discogs has grown to become a definitive resource for Vinyl and CD recordings.
We are proud to work for Discogs and help contribute to building the largest music database and marketplace. Being an employee at Discogs means that you are given the trust, responsibility and freedom to contribute to our organisation in the best way that works for you. We all love music and have a strong passion for the company and mission.
Below are our five core values that we look for in our new employees and that our current employees live by in their happy working days.
We share a passion for listening to, creating, and/or studying music.
We are proactive in our pursuit of continuous improvement and excellence in our people, projects, products, services, and software.
We are all equally important parts of a successful team, sharing respect and open communication.
Discogs is a collaborative effort that wouldn't be possible without a community of music obsessives focused on a common goal.
Our data will always be open and free to the public. Discogs is built primarily with open source tools, and we contribute back to the open source community.