I Will Digitize Your Old Vinyl Records For You! (maybe?)
So I had this idea…
A few weeks ago a friend asked a favor of me, which I happily accepted. His mother had a couple old vinyl records that she wanted to listen to, but couldn’t because she no longer had a record player. Could I, my friend asked, digitize these old records for her and transfer them to CD?
Of course. I was more than happy to. I had the equipment. I had the software. I’ve done it many, many times. I picked up the records from him, cleaned them up, recorded them onto my computer, cleaned up the sound, and burned them to CD. Simple as that!
After I delivered them back to him, I thought to myself “I could do this for other people, too.” And then I thought to myself “Hey, I could probably even charge a little money for it.”
There are businesses advertising online for such a service. Maybe I should offer the service myself, maybe pick up a little cash for myself. After all, there’s a lot of old records out there, and believe it or not, a lot of that stuff hasn’t ever been released digitally. And a lot of it never will be. But does that mean it shouldn’t ever be heard again? Most people aren’t going to run out and drop a hundred or two dollars on a record player just to hear that old album they’ve been thinking about.
Is this even a good idea? I don’t know. What do you think? I think it might be worth creating a simple website to advertise the service. Like I said, I’ve got everything needed to do it. Hmmmm…..
If there’s anybody out there interested in such a thing, I’d be more than happy to help you out. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss logistics and pricing. Thanks!