What Were Some Benefits of the BMG Music Service?


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The convenience of shopping from home, heavily discounted CDs, a choice of more than 14,000 titles and a wide variety of genres were some benefits of the Bartelsmann Music Group Music Service. The BMG Music Service has been defunct since 2009, according to ColumbiaHouseDeals.com.

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BMG Music Service, or BMG Music Club, was a CD-by-mail order service that offered 12 CDs for the price of one. The BMG Music Club stipulations required a member to select seven CDS initially, pay full price for one more CD and select four additional CDs over the course of one year. A member was free to cancel his membership at any time after purchasing one full-price CD.

The total cost of shipping was approximately $45, or a little under $4 per CD. The selection of CDs through the BMG Music Service constituted a new membership, and a club member subsequently had access to savings on additional purchases, such as buy one, get one free, clearance sales and deep seasonal discounts.

The BMG Music Club was formerly the Columbia House Music Club, which BMG acquired in June of 2005, states ColumbiaHouseDeals.com. Columbia House Music used to purchase large quantities of CDs directly from record companies, and it received volume discounts that it then extended to its customers.

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