The radio station is need of spring cleaning: we need to reduce our collection. We simply don’t have the space to store all of the music that we have and there is so much music that we cannot play all of it.
So, we’re taking out any duplicates of CD’s that we have (sometimes the labels will send us multiple copies, either to give one away on the air for a promotional tool, or because the record label is disorganized and mistakenly sends us two). Some of the music is Top 40 and very popular stuff that we’ll never play (although just because it’s popular doesn’t automatically rule that we won’t play it – i.e. Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney). Also, there’s some CD’s where we have the single and the album as well. Although the single may have some B-sides or remixes on it, we’ll probably keep the albums in most cases and ditch the singles.
The removal of some stuff will have to be done.
I don’t want to be the one to decide what to keep and what not to keep: who am I the one to decide ?!?! However, I realized that when you spend more time on figuring out how to store the collection and the money on storing it rather than just actually playing the music, planning activities for the station, and running the station, it’s a sign that you have to pare down your collection.
Whew – I’m off to station to continue the cleaning.