Amoeba Records launches downloadable music store for digitized rarities

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Amoeba Records launches downloadable music store for digitized rarities

I just came across this on BoingBoing:

"Amoeba Records -- the amazing California music superstore -- has relaunched Amoeba.com,
with a huge selection of downloadable music rarities, digitized from
old vinyl. In some cases, the store has tracked down rightsholders for
these out-of-print rarities, and cleared the music for sale for the
first time; in others, it's escrowing the sales funds for payment to
rightsholders when and if they present themselves."

Sun Ra is mentioned:

"Some of Prinz's rare Louis Armstrong 78s were digitized and are being
sold as downloads, while Weinstein's prized collection of 144 Sun Ra
albums has also been ripped."

Joe


Tue, 2013-01-29 09:16
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On 29/01/13 15:55, Joe Castleman wrote:
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I just came across this on BoingBoing:

"Amoeba Records -- the amazing California music superstore --
has relaunched href="http://www.amoeba.com/">Amoeba.com, with a huge
selection of downloadable music rarities, digitized from old
vinyl. In some cases, the store has tracked down rightsholders
for these out-of-print rarities, and cleared the music for
sale for the first time; in others, it's escrowing the sales
funds for payment to rightsholders when and if they present
themselves."


Sun Ra is mentioned:



"Some of Prinz's rare Louis Armstrong 78s were digitized and
are being sold as downloads, while Weinstein's prized
collection of 144 Sun Ra albums has also been ripped."


More info:

href="http://boingboing.net/2013/01/29/amoeba-records-launches-downlo.html">http://boingboing.net/2013/01/29/amoeba-records-launches-downlo.html

href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065137/">http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065137/


Joe

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Have they tried seeking out the owners to see if the original tapes
are extant, I wonder?



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