Amazing to see this new invention following discogs.com
A very interesting and supporting side kick is born, well done guys!
A website I'm still waiting for, with a huge market indeed, would be for any kind of books!
Antique / modern / comic books / manga / fanzines / magazines / every printed (or handwritten) or painted book worldwide...
just like discogs, the best website ever!!!
I think there should be a site like discogs for promotional materials, like the special little items they give away at record companies and other places. I have so many cool promo things, like A Tribe Called Quest wallet, or a Boardwalk Empire case that was given to Mario Lopez. It could also include t-shirts and other cool items.
Thank you very much [u=tsivihcra], didn't know those yet.
And yeah [u=AlphaBetCityDiscs], surely there should be a place for all that promo material...
Gig posters would be awesome too!
Gig posters would be awesome too!
Agreed. I've always dreamed of an interactive calendar that went back about 100 years or so where people could enter dates and locations of shows for artists from all over the world. The gig posters would be linked from within that.
surely there should be a place for all that promo material...
There is. It's called http://archive.org and it's a magical place.
I meant where you can sell such items, like how you can sell equipment here, or records on discogs.
That place is called eBay.
That place (eBay) is a place that abandoned its community long ago in favor of large corporations. That place rewards people who sell high ticket items and discourages smaller sellers from using their site. That place does not allow you to list an item without immediately incurring fees, regardless of whether or not it ever sells. Discogs is a small but wonderful site that is pro seller AND buyer, something that eBay is not, which is why many people do not use eBay anymore. Even on Amazon you have a $40 bill every month as a pro seller, which is nothing compared to eBay, but still another fee you pay regardless of how much you sell. We need more community based sites, not large corporations whose interests are their stockholders, not their users.
Hi AlphaBetCityDiscs - thanks for your feedback and enthusiasm for the Discogs way! We'll for sure consider other databases to start up so enthusiasts can start cataloguing and buying / selling other things. A potential challenge with promotional materials will be how to structure the database so it makes sense, but we will be looking into that for sure!
@Nik, Yes, the database for promotional materials would be especially hard due to the nature of the items, themselves, many without any catalogue number or other way of identifying such items. As someone who once worked in the music business, I can tell you that even the record companies did little to document these items, sometimes they were very small runs, or done by one arm of the company, while many people who even worked at the company never even knew such items existed. Sometimes we were even told to hide the items if the artist was coming into the office so they wouldn't get upset by the materials made to promote them! Plus so many odd items that were made as one offs and regionally it would be hard to be sure of the origin of many of them. That being said, there are so many interesting things out there for the obsessives who want everything by an artist that it might be an interesting site that would have to be built by the customers, more so than by the site itself. Just a thought!
Sometimes we were even told to hide the items if the artist was coming into the office so they wouldn't get upset by the materials made to promote them
LOL that is classic. So Slayer weren't into the fluffy pink slippers with their logo on them? Weird. Hahaha.
the database for promotional materials would be especially hard due to the nature of the items, themselves, many without any catalogue number or other way of identifying such items.
Yup, I have had conversations before with people on this and this has for sure come up as one of the challenges.
That being said, there are so many interesting things out there for the obsessives who want everything by an artist that it might be an interesting site that would have to be built by the customers, more so than by the site itself.
Yup well the databases are user built in any case, it is just figuring out the schema and guidelines... easy ;-)
We all love the phantastic idea that started discogs.com and made it the best database ever.
Growing daily, user based, exactly defined releases. And you can buy and sell whatever you want.
Now you guys created more of it and we sure will love it, thanks so much!
Books, Comics, Films, ...
where do we put posters and promotional material of course?
I've once worked at the Olympiastadion in Berlin at a Rolling Stones Concert.
It was the Voodoo Lounge Tour back in 1995.
In the VIP-tent I found some stickers with a yellow/black pair of eyes and put one pair directly on my truck the rest I took home. Years later I've sold some on eBay, but of course there was only one or two guys really interested.
Now let's see what I'll do with the rest.
@nik There were two specific incidents I remember. One involved The Stone Roses, who HATED promotional gimmicks, so anything related to them had to be hidden. At the time some very nice Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored mirrors had just come through the office, and we were all ordered to hide them when the band was coming (they never showed up). I have never seen one sold anywhere nor heard of anyone having any, and at the time in England they were the biggest band and the collectors were desperate for it.
Another one I can remember is the Sacred Reich bong which appeared one day as a promotional item. My boss made the connection that Hollywood Records, Sacred Reich's label, was owned by Disney and tipped off some newspaper to that fact and the next thing you know they were putting some serious distance between Disney and Hollywood Records. They mention that incident here :
Goon69 & AlphaBetCityDiscs - awesome stories! I'd love to hear more! Sounds like we need to figure out how to catalog those promotional items, and the stories that go with them! I wonder how much a Sacred Reich bong goes for now? I can't even find an image on one on the interwebs...
I would collect used Stones tour T-shirts any day.. I don't even care if it has pit sweat. Also collector of gig posters here so I'm in.
And there is always http://www.catawiki.com of course for anything else!
^^ thanks Thor-Nado, didn't know that!
Hi folks. I have made a new wiki page at https://www.gearogs.com/wiki/Database-Key that outlines the similarities between Discogs and Gearogs, and makes the data structure clearer. I have found when making a new site, it is helpful to try to follow that key and make
structures / names that makes sense for the item you are wanting to catalog. Then it is great to start filling out a few rows of the spreadsheet with entries, to see how it all feels, and how things fit. The linked spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xa1K9l4VPLdkpoKIzjuDsfZj5KGoVqs67HhTDSKtn2A/edit#gid=0 is editable by anyone, so please feel free to try stuff out. Cheers!