There is only one day left on this auction, so by the time you read this it may be too late. But this is incredible.
This guy claims to have one of the largest private music collections in the world, and is looking to sell it.
“From Thomas Edison to American Idol, this is the complete history of the music that shaped and defined five generations. 3 million records and 300,000 CDs containing more than 6 million song titles. It’s the undisputed largest collection of recorded music in the world. About half of the recordings are new and never played, and every genre of 20th century music is represented. There are countless rare recordings worth hundreds, or even thousands of dollars each on the collectibles market. Organized and cataloged, the collection is meticulously maintained and housed in a climate-controlled warehouse. The estimated value of this amazing collection is more than $50 million”
That’s just amazing to me, and a stupid amount of music. I’m really hoping he manages to sell this to someone who appreciates it. Can you even imagine having 3,000,000 records? I don’t think I’d know what to do with myself. Though I swear I would probably never leave my house again.
If that wasn’t enough. “The new owner of this magnificent collection will also acquire (1) the rights to Spin-Clean, the owner’s patented vinyl record cleaning system, considered the best on the market by audiophiles the world over, (2) the rights to Discmist CD cleaner, (3) CD Saver 2-part archival CD storage sleeves, (4)Yellow Jacket 45 RPM acid-free archival storage sleeves, (5) ownership of the owner’s six publishing companies and eight independent record labels, and (7) more than $100,000 worth of antique recording and listening devices and other music memorabilia currently on loan to a museum.”
Not only do you get a stupid amount of music, you get eight independent record labels! So you could keep making music forever. Amazing. Right now, all for the low, low price of $3,000,000. No bids at the time of this posting, but hopefully someone wants to take the challenge!
You can also read more about it here: http://www.thegreatestmusiccollection.com/