Published on March 14th, 2019 | by Alan Cross5
Looking to build your vinyl collection? The CBC puts out a final call for anyone who wants the records they’re throwing out.
Radio-Canada is giving vinyl fans one more chance to take a browse through all the surplus records (and CDs) they need to ditch before they move to a new building next year. Here are some top-line numbers.
- Total number of records: About 108,000
- LPs: 49,000
- 45s: 19,000
- 78s: 40,000
- There are also about 57,000 CDs looking for their forever home.
What sorts of music are we talking about?
- 37% classical recordings
- 19% French pop vocal
- 17% English pop vocal
- 10% instrumental
- 10% jazz and blues
- 6% folk
- 1% other
The catch? You have to be some kind of formal cultural institution. They don’t seem interested in dealing with individuals. Damn.
Still, if you’re interested in any of this, you need to fill out this form by Friday, March 29.