Anyone else remember the Columbia House Music Club?
There was a time when you couldn’t escape the magazine adds, tear-outs, lap cards, and inserts advertising the Columbia House Music Club. Up to thirteen albums for a penny? Sign me up!
The only catch was that you had to agree to purchases X number of monthly album choices for the regular club price. Those prices tended to be a little on the high side, so it all evened out in the end. And it was a great way to start a music collection. And (as we’ll see in a moment) was a great way for labels to move product.
Columbia House Music Club is long gone, a victim of the digital era. Here’s a look back at the company’s history, including the trick people used to game the system.
4 thoughts on “Anyone else remember the Columbia House Music Club?”
Yes! A Columbia House member more than once and Time Life Classic Rock too.
“great way for labels to move product.” is some of the most infuriating, depressing Corporate Weasel Speak i have heard in a VERY long time.
This sort of mentality ought to be reserved for Carnies and the like.
You’re a goof!