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Scratching Under the Vinyl Era

Warner Music

The New York Times writes,

"Warner Music Group is undertaking an ambitious project to inspect and catalogue the contents of the company’s nearly 100,000 boxes from warehouses around the globe, whose accumulated photographs and other memorabilia track popular music from the Edwardian and Victorian ages to disco and jazz, from Beethoven to Miles Davis."

"Before the Internet, photography was so much a part of selling music that record companies spared little expense to hire photographers to shoot album covers and document a band’s work, on the road and in the studio. Today that documentation occurs, but often by the bands themselves, with flip cameras and mobile phones. The vinyl record, in effect, provided a large canvas for a photographer — a surface made smaller with the advent of the compact disc, and virtually non-existent in today’s world of digital downloads."

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