Music, death and digital

A fascinating interview with record collector, Paul Mawhinney, publisher of the Music Master record price guide, who put his six-million-song record collection on sale earlier this year.

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The collection includes over 6 million songs on 3 million records and 300,000 compact discs. If you were to buy them on iTunes by the song – not that you’d be able to find all of them — the collection would cost around $6 million.

Mawhinney owns the first record ever made in 1881. The library of congress did a study on his collection and found that between 1948-1966, only about 17% of his records are available to the public even on CD.

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