They say the music industry is dying. In the past decade, as digital downloads, shrinking record stores and a bumper crop of flavor-of-the-month artists invaded the public consciousness, some would quickly agree: the music biz is dead, long live the music biz.
But this attitude ignores the one ace that major labels have tucked away in their sleeves: their back catalogues. You can debate the merits of contemporary music as much as you want, but the sounds of the past will continue to shine between generations. In 2009 alone, current events led audiences back to the works of Michael Jackson and The Beatles, and sales were considerably mighty – a simple reminder that some music will always stand the test of time.
With that in mind, I present The Second Disc, which I intend to be an all-purpose stop for those who are interested in the back catalogue offerings of the day. News and reviews about catalogue releases will be the typical fare, with grander feature-type work to follow. Basically, if it’s reissued, remastered or expanded, you’ll find it here.
Now go and cue up your favorite songs and read on – you never know what you might rediscover!