Over years there has been various platforms that have successfully brought collectors under one umbrella to spark interactions on pursuing passion for collectables, collaborate, knowledge sharing and for exposing individual collection.
There are discussion forums and Whats-App groups created by collectors to stay connected. Whats-App groups are prominent among vinyl collectors.
According to Jojie Mammen, Director and Business Head India, Sony DADC, there is a large community of Music and movie collectors in India who are looking for collectables. Physical format is still relevant to a niche group of music lovers, who are well updated on new releases and special editions.
Recent initiatives by ‘The Paper Palette’ was a delight for collectors, over last 6 months they have organized showcasing of Music and Movies in Mumbai where they showcased an amazing range of international Vinyls, Blu-rays, steel books. Collectors loved the crate digging experience at ease of weekends.
Mihir Joshi, well known RJ and collector of music, movies and comics says “Apart from what I do professionally, I’m a collector myself and I know how much my collection means to me. We want to bring out more such stories and unite the music & movies collector base.”
Isaac Francis a Vinyl collector from Mumbai says, “Last event had one of the most extensive collections of brand new Vinyls ever in the country in recent past. Gone are the days where one has to hunt for used / second sale Vinyl”
This initiative by Paper Palette has been a talk among collectors across India, encouraged by the success of past events and requests from collectors, The Paper Palette is organizing the master of all Music & Movies showcasing event on 19th & 20th January 2019, both days from 11 AM Onwards at Ravindra Natya Mandir in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
According to Paper Palette this showcasing will have fresh arrivals especially on Vinyls and international music, a range of 12000 unique titles in Music & Movies; collectors will also be exposed to limited edition box sets, Superhero movies in Steel books. The event is supported by Sony DADC to bring in fresh arrivals of Vinyl and Music; the event will have vinyl listening sessions hosted by well know RJ Mihir Joshi supported by Herman India and will have music launch events.
Ulhas Vipradas, Co-Founder & Business Head, The Paper Palette said,” Music & Movie lovers can expect a wide range of music & movies from International , Hindi and Regional selections. The last two events were encouraging and we have been receiving a lot of requests from collectors for a grand event”
Such events are going to help Music and movie industry and will help collectors to engage and collaborate.