Here at Second Disc HQ, it’s safe to say that catalogue music is still very much alive.
After a week in which very little news was up for reporting, this week was a smorgasbord of box sets and vault titles. Add to that some really well-placed links to some of our posts, and we broke our all-time traffic record on Tuesday, followed by our second and third-highest traffic days on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s clear to Joe and myself that The Second Disc must be doing something right in terms of not only covering the catalogue scene but spurring a discussion on how it works and what we’d like to see from it.
For any of you new readers who might have come in from our aforementioned links, I’m so glad to have you here. Do feel free to chime in on anything! We have a suggestion box on the right-hand side of the page, as well as links to our main features: Reissue Theory (we imagine reissues of classic albums), Back Tracks (an artist’s discography as seen through reissues, box sets and compilations), Friday Feature (our semi-recurring spotlight on a film soundtrack) and Greater Hits (our newest feature, comparing different hits compilations by the same artist). In addition, The Second Disc is on Facebook and Twitter, and Joe and myself are also delivering thoughts in 140 characters.
Now, before we prep for another week of awesome catalogue news and views, I thought it would be fun – with the sheer amount of mega box sets announced this week alone – to poll you, the reader, on which one you’re most excited for. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to vote!