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Monday, March 23, 2009

Out Of Print Albums From Amazon

CreateSpace, a self-publishing service of Amazon.com, stated recently that it would resurrect hundreds of out-of-print albums by artists like Herbie Hancock, Kenny Loggins, Alabama and Shawn Colvin. These albums will be sold via CreateSpace's "Disc on Demand" service, and will be for sale on Amazon's "Back from the Vault" page in CD and MP3 formats.

CreateSpace's Disc on Demand service is similar to print-on-demand -- albums are created as customers order them, eliminating the need for pre-built inventory. More than 20 record labels are participating, including EMI Music, Sony Music and Warner Music Group.

This is a perfect example of the "long tail," where the items that normally wouldn't be sold because they don't sell enough to stock can be now be made available, sold at a profit, because of Internet.

It's so nice to see most of the labels participate. And why not? It's another revenue stream as long as you can find the masters.

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