NEEDED: The task of identifying what label variations appear on
what LP can be determined by examining many examples of record labels.
What we are attempting to do is get images of EVERY release on a particular
label. By doing this, we can identify the last release of a particular
variation. This method is not 100% fool proof but it will be accurate
the majority of the time.
Do you have images
of record labels you can contribute? We will accept ANY images that
you have. It doesn't matter if we already have it, we are always looking
for more examples/variations. And not just of the labels that we are
currently researching. We are building a database of images of ANY label
that will be used for future editions of the Label Guide.
Now on to that offer
of 'Free Advertising Space' or discounts off the list price of the finished
guide. If you are a dealer and can send at least a hundred usable images,
we can offer business card sized ads - for free. If you have hundreds
of images we will make it a quarter page (of an 8.5x11 page) display
ad - for free. And the dealer who contributes the largest number of
usable images will receive a full page ad - for free.
As for a discount
off the purchase price, anyone who contributes an image will be listed
on the Credits page. Percentages of 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 are offered
off of the list price of the final printed book for individuals who
contribute usable images. The amount of the discount will be based on
the number of images submitted and how usable they are to us. See the
Images page for more information.
Did you work for a record label or in any of the pressing plants? Do
you have more in-depth knowledge about different pressings than the
average person? If you share that knowledge with us and can substantiate
it, you will receive at least a mention on the Credits page. Anyone
who provides more detailed information will earn the same percentages
off the list price as an image contributor will earn.
This project cannot
be successfully completed without the assistance of all record collectors.
Please drop us an email
and let us know what you have to offer. We can accept information via
email, on disks through the USPS, or by ftp directly to our server.
From time to time we will be posting requests for specific images.
Most of these requests will be for copies of label variations that we
do not have and are looking for high quality images that will be included
in the final book. To see a list of the current needed images, click