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Anyone in the market for 6 million songs on 3 million records and 300,000 compact discs? If so, Paul Mawhinney is the man to talk to. He’s the curator of what he modestly calls The World’s Greatest Music Collection and …

Wed, Feb 20, 2008, 09:43

   

Anyone in the market for 6 million songs on 3 million records and 300,000 compact discs? If so, Paul Mawhinney is the man to talk to. He’s the curator of what he modestly calls The World’s Greatest Music Collection and he’s selling up. You’d need one hell of an iPod for that lot. Bids start at $3 million – Wired estimate that you’d need to pay over $5,940,000 to get that lot from iTunes. Here, wonder will any of the acts who have records in Mawhinney’s collection look for a slice of the action? Of am I giving labels ideas here?

Heeeeere’s Jimmy! Record label boss and U2′s big pal Jimmy Iovine unburdens himself of his thoughts and notions on the music industry. Fun, fun, fun. Via Record of the Day.

And heeeeeere’s Ged! Sony-BMG boss and keen blogger (well, he was a keen blogger but his blog seems to have disappeared) Ged Doherty talks about life on the top floor. The reporter didn’t ask about his blog, though. And to think that Ged was such a blogging advocate less than 12 months ago.

Man-about-the-carvery Hot Lunch is reporting that Prince is playing Croker on June 15. Wonder will Prince do some door-knocking and bible-pumping in the area before the gig?

The staff at State magazine are currently involved in a harsh daily routine of press-ups and squat thrusts preparing for the launch of the print version on March 6. In the midst of all that, they’ve found the time to put together their first podcast. Check it out, especially Tanya Sweeney spilling the beans on what really happens behind the scenes at the Choice Music Prize as the judges debate and dissect the shortlist.

The BBC Radio One witch-hunt is in full effect. As drum’n'bass don Grooverider prepares for a four year stretch in Dubai for possession of cannabis, there’s now an attempt to get some shock and awe going about what Judge Jules said on a recent live broadcast.

John Niven used to work in the record business, but he’s OK now. I think.