Discogs has revealed the 20 most expensive records sold on site from January through March, with The Beatles’ Love Me Do 7” promo single taking the top spot for $10,502.00, according the BBC.

“The 7-inch single was one of only 250 issued with Sir Paul McCartney’s name spelled incorrectly on the label as Paul McArtney.”

In addition, Discogs announced that record collectors spent more than $200m at the online music marketplace last year. The site sold more than 10m records – up from 8.3m in 2016, and vinyl was the most popular format, with 7.9m sales. The site also saw a 29% increase in the number of cassette sold last year – with 162,811 tapes changing hands.

Most expensive items on Discogs (Jan – Mar 2018)
Artist / Title Format Price
1) The Beatles – Love Me Do Promotional 7-inch single $10,502 (£7,700)
2) Pet Shop Boys – Yes 11-disc box set $7,337 (£5,378)
3) Gorilla Biscuits – Gorilla Biscuits Yellow vinyl $6,144 (£4,503)
4) Prince – Black Album Limited edition test pressing $5,130 (£3,760)
5) Pink Floyd – Meddle Blue transparent vinyl $4,400 (£3,225)

Source: BBC

Best-sellers on Discogs (Jan – Mar 2018)
Artist / Title Format Year of Release
1) Various Artists – Scopex 98/00 4-LP box set 2017
2) Yasuaki Shimizu – Kakashi Vinyl reissue 2017
3) Ryan Adams – Live At Rough Trade Vinyl album 2017
4) Solid Space – Solid Space Double album, bonus tracks 2017
5) Gorillaz – Demon Days Red translucent vinyl 2017
6) Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg! 7-inch single 2015
7) Andrés – New For U 12-inch single 2012
8) Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain Vinyl album 1984
9) Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 180 gram double vinyl 2013
10) Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You 12-inch single 1998
11) Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman Vinyl album 1988
12) Shame – Songs of Praise Limited edition blue vinyl 2018
13) The Breeders – All Nerve Limited edition orange vinyl 2018
14) Khruangbin ‎- The Universe Smiles Upon You 180 gram vinyl 2016
15) Dream 2 Science ‎- Dream 2 Science 12-inch single 2012
16) Leafar Legov ‎- Family 12-inch single 2017
17) Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola 12-inch single 2017
18) Panda Bear ‎- A Day With The Homies 12-inch EP 2018
19) Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising 12-inch EP in gatefold sleeve 2017
20) Madonna – True Blue Vinyl album 1986
20) Sophie Lloyd ‎- Calling Out 7-inch single 2017

Source: BBC




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