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SongVest, Inc. is known as the world’s first and only song-rights auction house. The company provides “music memorabilia with a paycheck” by acting as a broker between songwriters (or their heirs) and rights buyers. Since 2007, SongVest has given music fans, collectors and investors the unique opportunity to own a part of once-in-a-lifetime memorabilia.
It never fails that our truly personal “Rosebud” is humble, perhaps common, and not what others expect. When asked what he would save if the flood waters were rising, Jacques van Gool reflected a moment and then said without embarrassment: a 1975 issue of the Dutch magazine Muziek Express with Kiss on the cover.
by Stephen M.H. Braitman — People have been sticking little signs and messages on their shirts for a long time. The origins of pins and pin-backs are lost in the beginnings of the early Industrial Revolution, but by the 19th century, politicians and supporters were actively campaigning all over their bodies.
If a record turns up that you’ve never seen before, there are plenty of references to help identify it. But for most of what makes up the vast, unruly world of music memorabilia, you’re pretty much on your own. Partly what makes this an exciting collecting field is the high frequency of pleasant surprises. Someone’s always discovering something new, whether it’s a boxing-style R&B poster, or an elaborate promo gewgaw, or a record-company photo of a band under a different name, before they became famous.