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LittleBLUECorv
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How do you store your music collection?

All you guys and gals with hundreds of CD's, albums' cassettes ect how do you store them?

All in alphabetical order?
By genre?
By who you listen to the most?
No order?
Maybe by decades?

Or maybe you have certain groups together.

Maybe Motown here and Sountrack albums there?

If it's by alphabet order, is Funkadelic and Parliament together or separate under "F" amd "P"

Is Prince and all of his associates together?

How is it.
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Reply #1 posted 05/24/17 8:25pm

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All of Prince & associate CDs are in their own bins. Everyone else is stacked on shelves by individual/group. Downloaded stuff is burned on CDs and put in binders. Wish I had room for vinyls.

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Reply #2 posted 05/24/17 10:59pm

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Alphabetical by last name. Alterations to that are:


Band names with The get the next word as the alpha, obviously. The Cure stored as Cure, The.

Band names with an A on the front, like A Tribe Called Quest, are filed under ATRI...or whatever their letters are, since A is part of the proper name.

Bands with a number, like 2Unlimited or 4 Non Blonds, the number is spelled out. So it'd be Two Unlimited, Four Non Blonds, Apollonia Six, or Ten CC

Chronological within an artist's work. If a single is out before an album, then the single comes first, as with "When Doves Cry", then Purple Rain, then "Let's Go Crazy", etc etc.

As far as the Funkadelic example, Funkadelic was a very different sound than Parliament, and they were their own group with their own records. They are under F, not P.

Prince people are mixed in with everyone else, by their name, not with the Prince section or whatever.

I've sort of always wanted to literally list every record I have by release date, no matter who they are. But fuck - the nightmare of that with 400 pieces of vinyl, and as many CDs. I don't think I'll do that. Ever. Not unless I just had a huge media chill room with some wonderful LP shelving where I could just go funky like that. At least when you move, alphabetically is a bit easier to reorganize.

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Reply #3 posted 05/24/17 11:12pm

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Alphabetical order by artist and then chronological when I have multiple artist albums (which is most of them). Prince, The Jackson Family and Soundtracks have their own separate shelves with all singles stored chronologically.

I'm particularly proud of having New Kids on the Block directly followed by Nirvana.
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Reply #4 posted 05/25/17 2:24am

Adorecream

Mostly in their discs no order at all. Except Prince and Michael Jackson, in which the albums are all kept in Chronological order and a separate shelf for Bootlegs and non official Prince.

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Records - All Prince singles in chronological order, then albums and then 12 inch singles, then same for all proteges. Then all other 12 inch albums of other artists in order of Michael Jackson, other 80s and finally all other including several old albums of my mothers (Mostly 70s disco and hippie stuff like Hair and Jesus Christ superstar). All my 78s are in chronological order according to 78s world. I have 78s from a Zonophone of 1912 up to a Everly Brothers 78 of 1957.

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Other records like singles are in date order from a Benjamin Britten/Peter Pears 45 of January 1952 up to my last vinyl single - Milli Vanilli's "Girl I'm gonna miss you" released in November 1989. Of the 100 or so single, some 65 of them date between 1977 and 1984.

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I only have 5 cassettes, all Prince and they are kept on a shelf in Chronological order.

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Plus I have most of this music on digital files on my computer, Itunes and a 2TB hard drive I keep separate in a box and backup onto every month.

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Reply #5 posted 05/25/17 2:37am

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This just reminds me of High Fidelity when Rob is reorganising his vinyl biographically - in the order he bought them.
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Reply #6 posted 05/25/17 2:41am

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Usually by the singer/group together.
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Reply #7 posted 05/25/17 4:54am

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I have over 2000 CDs so its impossible for me to find the time to put them in alpha order. Best i can do is by artist and year of original release. I'm pretty good at going to the shelves and grabbing what i need fairly quickly.
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Reply #8 posted 05/25/17 4:59am

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My record collection is stored by genre then artist

Then i have a two row record selection where all the minneaolis funk is and is stored by artist...All the Time, Prince, Janet, Ready For The World, Sheile etc albums are in a certain section. All the 60s pop and rock in a section, rap in a section etc

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Reply #9 posted 05/25/17 8:35am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Bands with a number, like 2Unlimited or 4 Non Blonds, the number is spelled out. So it'd be Two Unlimited, Four Non Blonds, Apollonia Six, or Ten CC


We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????

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Reply #10 posted 05/25/17 8:58am

darkroman

All artist/bands in alphabetical order - from left to right.

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All releases then in chronological order - from left to right.

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When I buy various artist/soundtracks, they go into the artist which is the reason for buying it.

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For example, I bought the Jimmy Hendrix tribute album for the Prince track, so that gets filed in Prince.

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Prince associated artists are in the chronological order within Prince - for example, it's important to have Vanity 6, The Time, Controversy / 1999 together as it shows the musical progression. If you listen to those in chronological order you will hear exactly what I mean.

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It's also important to have the black album in 1987, for the same reason, as you will hear the musical progression from SOTT, black and Lovesexy - it's a pity this progression stopped when Batman came out.

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The only exception to the above is Wendy & Lisa - they have their own category. They are bloomin' amazing and Prince had nothing to do with their music other than one remix.

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Reply #11 posted 05/25/17 8:58am

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Cinny said:



TrivialPursuit said:


Bands with a number, like 2Unlimited or 4 Non Blonds, the number is spelled out. So it'd be Two Unlimited, Four Non Blonds, Apollonia Six, or Ten CC




We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????


So where is 2 Live Crew stored? I think storing them under T's defeats the whole purpose of their name. They're called 2 Live Crew not Too Live Crew lol.
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Reply #12 posted 05/25/17 9:08am

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Cinny said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Bands with a number, like 2Unlimited or 4 Non Blonds, the number is spelled out. So it'd be Two Unlimited, Four Non Blonds, Apollonia Six, or Ten CC


We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????

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That's a good point.

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I will never own a Tupac Shakur album, but if I did he would be under 'S' for sure.

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It's a good point about numbers - it bugs me that people don't understand that numbers preceed letters.

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For example, my 300 blu rays, are filed as 300, certainly before 'A' and before '2001' and '2012' but after '7 Below', but NEVER 'three'.

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I have a massive issue with THE!!!!!!! To remain on topic, take for example The Time and The Family, they would be filed under T and F.

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The Police would be P, and so on and so on...

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lol lol lol

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Reply #13 posted 05/25/17 9:09am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Cinny said:


We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????

So where is 2 Live Crew stored? I think storing them under T's defeats the whole purpose of their name. They're called 2 Live Crew not Too Live Crew lol.

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Without doubt, if the brand is 2 Live Crew, then file as 2 and not T.

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lol lol

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Reply #14 posted 05/25/17 9:10am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Cinny said:


We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????

So where is 2 Live Crew stored? I think storing them under T's defeats the whole purpose of their name. They're called 2 Live Crew not Too Live Crew lol.


No, they're not Too Live Crew, but aurally you hear they're "too live" as in "too much" for you to handle. OR if there were just two of them, then it'd be Two. It's just messy to have a separate section for a few numbered things like that.

I learned that way of filing at a law office I worked at years ago. Their records room was meticulous. Any client whose name started with a number (most were single digits, like 5 Guys or similar), was considered spelled out and filed that way. Honestly, it was so easy to do once you remember it. They never had a client with some two or three digit business name that would have been a nightmare to spell out.

As far as Tupac, he was always Tupac Shakur, so he'd go under Shakur for me.

With Prince having band names, etc., all of it just goes under Prince. While his band was always called the NPG from 1990 onward, he only used that full moniker on albums for a short period of time. So it just makes sense to keep it all Prince of course. Sort of the same rule if I had albums by The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons, or Jacksons. It's just under Jacksons, and then chronological.

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Reply #15 posted 05/25/17 9:13am

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darkroman said:



Cinny said:




TrivialPursuit said:


Bands with a number, like 2Unlimited or 4 Non Blonds, the number is spelled out. So it'd be Two Unlimited, Four Non Blonds, Apollonia Six, or Ten CC




We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????



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That's a good point.


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I will never own a Tupac Shakur album, but if I did he would be under 'S' for sure.


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It's a good point about numbers - it bugs me that people don't understand that numbers preceed letters.


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For example, my 300 blu rays, are filed as 300, certainly before 'A' and before '2001' and '2012' but after '7 Below', but NEVER 'three'.


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I have a massive issue with THE!!!!! To remain on topic, take for example The Time and The Family, they would be filed under T and F.


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The Police would be P, and so on and so on...


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lol lol lol


Tupac doesn't go by Tupac Shakur. His stagename is 2Pac.

That would be like placing Prince's music under N for Nelson.
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Reply #16 posted 05/25/17 9:13am

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My record collection is stored by genre then artist

Then i have a two row record selection where all the minneaolis funk is and is stored by artist...All the Time, Prince, Janet, Ready For The World, Sheile etc albums are in a certain section. All the 60s pop and rock in a section, rap in a section etc

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That's way too complicated for me LOL biggrin

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A-Z is enough!

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I do find it's funny in record shops, Prince can be pop in one and soul in another.

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He has always been pop!!! For You is very much a soul record but the others are pop albums.

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lol lol

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Reply #17 posted 05/25/17 9:14am

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Ellie said:

This just reminds me of High Fidelity when Rob is reorganising his vinyl biographically - in the order he bought them.

LOL, that was a great movie!

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Reply #18 posted 05/25/17 9:18am

darkroman

LittleBLUECorvette said:

darkroman said:

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That's a good point.

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I will never own a Tupac Shakur album, but if I did he would be under 'S' for sure.

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It's a good point about numbers - it bugs me that people don't understand that numbers preceed letters.

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For example, my 300 blu rays, are filed as 300, certainly before 'A' and before '2001' and '2012' but after '7 Below', but NEVER 'three'.

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I have a massive issue with THE!!!!!!! To remain on topic, take for example The Time and The Family, they would be filed under T and F.

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The Police would be P, and so on and so on...

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lol lol lol

Tupac doesn't go by Tupac Shakur. His stagename is 2Pac. That would be like placing Prince's music under N for Nelson.

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in that case if the brand is 2Pac, then I totally agree with you, without doubt he will be under 2.

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Thank goodness Janet Jackson is J regardless LOL

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lol lol lol

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Reply #19 posted 05/25/17 9:19am

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funkaholic1972 said:

Ellie said:

This just reminds me of High Fidelity when Rob is reorganising his vinyl biographically - in the order he bought them.

LOL, that was a great movie!


Was that the same movie where he filed them in order of break-ups or something, as well? I've only seen it once.

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Reply #20 posted 05/25/17 9:21am

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funkaholic1972 said:

Ellie said:

This just reminds me of High Fidelity when Rob is reorganising his vinyl biographically - in the order he bought them.

LOL, that was a great movie!

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Ordering records that way is soooo lazy! He'll never find anything LOL.

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It would be like wearing the first two socks you find in your draw in a morning regardless of them matching.

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That would throw the world off it's axis and it will be the end of the world as we know it LOL.

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lol lol lol

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Reply #21 posted 05/25/17 9:40am

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Alphabetical order by artist and then chronologically if the artist has multiple albums. Various artist compilations and soundtracks are separate at the end.

I have a lot of 12" singles so those are in alphabetical order by title after the respective artists' albums which is inconsistent I know. They really should be filed chronolgically with the albums. Hmm.

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Reply #22 posted 05/25/17 9:50am

darkroman

no no no!

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Those poor 12inch singles stuck at the end - how could you LOL

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lol lol lol

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Reply #23 posted 05/25/17 9:54am

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darkroman said:

no no no!

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Those poor 12inch singles stuck at the end - how could you LOL

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lol lol lol


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It's doubly inconsistent because that's not how I file CD singles. Those are catalogued correctly with an artist's album followed by all the CD singles from the album or singles released before the next album.

I see a major reorganizing project for me over the weekend.

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Reply #24 posted 05/25/17 10:45am

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I have rap, gospel/sermon LPs, jazz & country all together, but none of the rest is in any particular genre order. I don't put 45s, cassettes, 3 inch CD singles, and CD singles/albums that came in a LP style cardboard slipcase in any kind of order at all and nothing is in ABC order. I have group & solo stuff together like Beatles/Wings/George Harrison/etc, Genesis/Brand X/Phil Collins/etc, & Duran Duran/Power Station/Robert Palmer. I have a record by a Beatles soundalike group called The Liverpools with The Beatles albums. I have all Jackson family stuff together. I do put a particular act stuff in order of release and put maxi singles after the album they came from if I have the album. In some cases I have similar acts together like New Edition/Five Star/NKOTB/Force MDs, Minnie Riperton/Deniece Williams/Syreeta/Chanté Moore, Temptations/Spinners/Dramatics/O'Jays/etc, & Basia/Swing Out Sister

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Reply #25 posted 05/25/17 11:04am

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Why did a question about music get moved to the general discussion forum?
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Reply #26 posted 05/25/17 11:08am

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darkroman said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

darkroman said: Tupac doesn't go by Tupac Shakur. His stagename is 2Pac. That would be like placing Prince's music under N for Nelson.

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in that case if the brand is 2Pac, then I totally agree with you, without doubt he will be under 2.

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Thank goodness Janet Jackson is J regardless LOL

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lol lol lol


Do you file Jackson 5 and Jacksons into Michael Jackson's solo albums chronologically or are Jacksons separate?

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Reply #27 posted 05/25/17 11:10am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Cinny said:


We file the exact same way!!!! NOW

for an artist such as Tupac Shakur... stylized as 2Pac... I sometimes catch myself going OKAY I will drop the last name and put it under T but then I am there thinking do I file it under Tupac or Twopac? LOL You know? Before or after Turner, Tina????

So where is 2 Live Crew stored? I think storing them under T's defeats the whole purpose of their name. They're called 2 Live Crew not Too Live Crew lol.


definitely TWO live crew, but I get what you mean. "Too Live" is what they were going for.

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Reply #28 posted 05/25/17 11:11am

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Do you guys care if the stage name is fake or real? Markie, Biz or just Bizmarkie? Foxybrown or Brown, Foxy?

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Reply #29 posted 05/25/17 11:12am

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My partner divided soundtracks and compilations in their own section to make space in the artist shelving, and that has been working out quite well.

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