Collector’s Corner

Music collectors deserve to get top-notch CD packaging, too

Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon Immersion Edition

Dear record companies, dear musicians, dear design people: We want better protection for our investments. If we pay big bucks for a box set, package the CDs in jewel cases. If we are willing to pay the bucks for the cardboard packaging, we certainly will pay a few dollars more for jewel boxes! Most people who buy CDs do not treat them like trash. It’s a shame you currently do.

Labels, artists announce Record Store Day 2013 releases

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It’s time to start making your Record Store Day list and checking it twice. Here’s the latest list of exclusive releases planned for 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch vinyl formats (including picture sleeves and picture discs) that will be offered for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013.

Auction puts T-shirts, backstage passes in the spotlight

Van Halen 1980 T-shirt

These days, it’s almost unthinkable to go see your favorite band in concert or hang out at a music festival without taking at least a little bit of the show home with you, be it a T-shirt or a baseball cap. But the items we see today in artists’ online shops and at their merch tables weren’t always so readily available, says Jacques van Gool of Backstage Auctions.