In the days before digital music
owning a song meant something.
Music was not just for listening
but also for holding
and treasuring.
— NYRE
 

Ever since music was first recorded, people have collected it.  

From vinyl to MP3s, our music collections define us.  They are the musical legacy we leave to our children.

In old days, your collection lived on a shelf.  The music was synonymous with the media. You could hold your music in your hands.

It was inconvenient by today's standards, but that was part of it’s charm.  Just ask anybody who's first-listen of their favorite album happened in a record store parking lot, because they couldn't wait to get home.

We had to put more effort in, but because of that we got more out.

Today, technology makes it easy.  The entire universe of music is at your command--anytime, anyplace.  

But this convenience comes at a cost. Album art is reduced to a thumbnail image on tiny screen. Audio quality is sacrificed for efficiency. The song becomes a bunch of ones and zeros you download from the internet.

And while this may be fine for much of our music, aren't some songs worth more?  What about the music that defines you?  The artists that speak to you?  The songs you want to hold onto for the rest of your life?  

Shouldn't they be more than 3.5 MB on your hard drive?

We built the New York Rock Exchange for fans that want more.  A better way to collect music, connect with artists, and support the people who make music we love.  And for them to give back to us.

There's no better way to collect the soundtrack of your life. And no better way to OWN YOUR MUSIC.

 

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