Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Out of print albums come back to life

Sony BMG and EMI are hooking up with Amazon's CreateSpace service to offer a limited number of burn-on-demand albums that have been out of print for a while. The Listening Post are describing this as "like Cafe Press for music", in that each album will be made as a one-off on customer request.

It's a nice move, although why this wasn't being done a decade ago is one of those mysteries that shareholders in the majors might want to ponder.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woolworths have been doing this for about five years online, called CD On Demand. I had to write the explanation of what they were for the website, which I notice they no longer feature. You too can own Human Racing by Nik Kershaw on CD once again...

Spence said...

That's never been out of print. Now if you mean the couple of records he made *after* Human Racing....

Oh hang on, you were being ironic... Doh!

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