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THE SCOOP | CBC Puts Out Call To Take 165,000 Surplus Vinyl And CDs

By Michael Vincent on March 14, 2019

Radio-Canada is looking to get rid of their estimated 165,000 surplus records and CDs, and are asking Canadian organizations to take them off their hands. The catch? You need to be classified as one of the following institutions:

  • Secondary or post-secondary educational institution with specialized music instruction
  • Museum
  • Public library
  • Community radio
  • Non-profit organization with a social mission

According to the CBC website, the massive collection is categorized as:

49,000 33 RPM records

  • Classical (16,000)
  • French pop vocal (8,300)
  • English pop vocal (8,300),
  • Instrumental (6,300
  • Jazz/blues (5,800)
  • Folk (3,900)
  • Theatre, comedy and other (400)

19,000 45 RPM records

  • French pop vocal (10,000)
  • English pop vocal (6,000)
  • Classical, jazz and other (1,250
  • Folk (1,250)
  • Instrumental (500)

40,000 78 RPM records

  • classical (16,000)
  • French pop vocal (6,000
  • English pop vocal (6,400)
  • Instrumental (6,300)
  • Jazz/blues (2,900)
  • Folk (2,000)
  • Theatre and other (400)

Should vinyl not be your thing, Radio-Canada is also looking to giving away a collection of over 57,000 CDs.

Note: Interested parties must pick up the records and or CD from Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal. To apply, you must complete an online form by March 29, 2019.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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