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Discogs sold almost 11 million records last year

It marks a sales increase of 8.6% over 2017...

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Online vinyl marketplace Discogs sold almost 11 million records in 2018.

Doubling up as a record year for the website, it 10,912,527 items across the year - a 8.6% sales increase over 2017.

The figures were revealed as part of the company's annual Data and Trends report.

A rare, Canadian production copy of Prince's 'Black Album' was a record-breaking individual sale at $27,500, while a copy of Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen' went for $15,822. Sales of cassettes, meanwhile, saw a 24.08% increase over 2018.

In terms of genres, electronic music accounted for 10.01% of sales, coming in second to rock music, which claimed 15.29% of the overall total.

Revisit our recent feature looking at how Discogs scalpers are hugely inflating the cost of rare records.

Last month, an unreleased Moodymann album went for over $500 on the online marketplace

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