< Mail-order “record club” of yesteryear Columbia House files for bankru - Festival Gear

Mail-order “record club” of yesteryear Columbia House files for bankruptcy, with the entire U.S. Postal Service itself presumably to follow

by Festival August 10, 2015

This post was originally published on this site

Oh, nooooo! Readers!! SHIT!!!

Looks like we’ve missed our last chance to get 8 CDs in shiny, shrinkwrapped jewel cases delivered to our door for the low, low price of just one penny! According to The Los Angeles Times (which I swear I totally read on physical paper every single morning by candlelight when I’m eating my Cream of Wheat, prune juice, and Zwieback for breakfast), Filmed Entertainment Inc. — the parent company of Columbia House — has officially “filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 20 years of declining sales.” Frowny face!

Founded way back in the George McFly year of 1955, the company was apparently doing an incredible $1.4 billion in sales when it hit its peak in 1996. That’s a LOT of copies of The Offspring’s Smash!!!

But then, by 2014-ish… well, ya know… um, revenue kinda… dropped off some? And in the most PROFOUNDLY AMAZING statement anyone’s ever made ever, Filmed Entertainment attributed the decline to “the advent of digital media, which drove declines in physical DVD sales and the recorded music business.”

RIP: Meatloaf’s Bat of out Hell. No one will ever buy you out of the back of a Parade again. So sad.

• Columbia House: http://www.columbiahouse.com

The post Mail-order “record club” of yesteryear Columbia House files for bankruptcy, with the entire U.S. Postal Service itself presumably to follow appeared first on Festival Gear.




Festival
Festival

Author




Also in News

Watch Valee’s Cameo in ABC’s “Splitting Up Together”

by Festival October 22, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteOliver Hudson: “Valee is listening, and we’re not even friends!”

The post Watch Valee’s Cameo in ABC’s “Splitting Up Together” appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More

Music Review: JOBS – Log On For The Free Chance To Log On For Free

by Festival October 22, 2018

This post was originally published on this site JOBS Log On For The Free Chance To Log On For Free [Ramp Local; 2018] Rating: 4/5 In that time when your network feels mechanized — your responses were programmed before you could…

The post Music Review: JOBS – Log On For The Free Chance To Log On For Free appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More

The Black Madonna Goes After Ticket Scammers Personally, Guest Lists All Fans Who Were Ripped Off

by Festival October 22, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteIf you follow the worlds of house or nu-disco, then you most likely are familiar with The Black Madonna. Throughout all of 2018, this producer has demonstrated that the underground genres are a…

The post The Black Madonna Goes After Ticket Scammers Personally, Guest Lists All Fans Who Were Ripped Off appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More