For those of us of a certain vintage, the BMG Music Club brings about certain fond memories.  Twelve CDs for the price of one, you say? Where do I sign up? Even with the inflated price of shipping and handling it costs another three dollars to “handle” a half-once disc? really?), it ended up being a great way to collect music – and lots of it.

So, it was with a tinge of nostalgia and sadness that I read this NPR article about the end of the BMG music service:

Dear Music Lover,
We’d like to tell you about some upcoming changes to your membership. BMG Music Service is being discontinued as of June 30, 2009.


I actually still had a BMG wishlist floating around my old Word documents.  Now, if I’m going to pick up 21 Singles from the Jesus and Mary Chain or Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco, I’m going to have to shell out retail.