Monday, July 22, 2013

Acquiring Old New Music

In 1991, Coca-Cola offered a series of eight New Music Samplers, each in a different genre (although there were two volumes of Pop), each one free with (IIRC) four proofs of purchase. I got five of them and actually wound up buying a single CD—and later, two others by the same group—based on a couple of songs I really liked.

Twenty-two years later, I’m several years into the process of upgrading all my cassettes and can’t bring myself to just completely ditch a single one. If I own a song, I want to continue to own it. To this end, I’ve now bought almost 20 CDs for $1 or less on used music sites.

I don’t think that’s quite what the record companies intended, but I guess it’s something!