Arts: Music: Collecting
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American Royal Arts Corp.
Offers framed entertainment art, primarily representative of rock artists and bands.
The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials
Technical paper on the archival maintenance of music recordings. Expanded version of an article initially prepared for the National Library of Canada.
A Child's Garden of Record Labels
Scans of labels from 78s and 45s with anecdotes about each record, arranged alphabetically by label name.
Cylinder, Disc and Tape Care in a Nutshell
Care, handling and storage of musical recordings in a collections environment, from the US Library of Congress. Includes an extensive bibliography.
User built music database. Store and organise personal music collection listings for free. Includes cross-referenced discographies of artists and labels, marketplace, and forums for music and general discussion.
Images of gig posters, flyers and handbills from around the world.
The Great Brazilian Virtual Guitar Picks Museum
Listing of a collection with pictures, and a picture dictionary of guitar plectrum terminology.
The History of Sound Recording Technology
Explores the history and impact of the inventions that changed the way we listen; includes business, cultural, and techological sections.
International Music Discographies
Online music price guide, available by paid subscription. USA values in dollars; accepts submissions from users.
The Internet Museum of Flexi / Cardboard / Oddity Records
Devoted to odd promotional and novelty records, usually printed on paper. Images and RealAudio from a collection.
Metro Detroit Record Show
Includes dates and location.
More Music Collectors Resource Pages
British guide to music collecting, featuring many annotated links and a glossary.
Nibble's Record Shop Guides
Guide to record and compact disc shops in San Diego, Los Angeles and Albuquerque.
Global trading network and club for guitar pick collectors.
Includes a history of Russian rock and information on Russian music labels.
Rare Record Price Guide
Online guide to UK values for records (and a few CDs), mainly by 80's and 90's artists. Calculated from average prices charged by dealers in the UK magazine "Record Collector."
Record Covers Drawn by Comic Artists
Listing of album covers (CD and vinyl) drawn by comic artists and illustrators. Includes many images. In French and English.
Record Song Book
Private collector presents information about and seeks copies of the UK music magazine published in the 1960s and 1970s.
Collectors' community and worldwide record store guide.
German-based database of record and CD prices for independent releases.
Archive of Mark Arminiski handbills.
History of rock posters and information for collectors.
Vinyl Bank Record and CD Fairs
UK Midlands based record and CD fair organiser. Find fair dates, venue information, public and dealer information.
Information about Usenet groups, dealers, resources and supplies, FAQs and discographies, cleaning and storage, and cataloging software; from a music collector.