+ The CD Club FAQ is about how to get the best value from a membership in
any of the two major US/Canadian audio CD Club families: the
Bertelsmann Music Group and the Columbia House Music Club. The
Bertelsmann Music Group includes the basic BMG clubs (BMG Music
Service, BMG Classical Music Service, BMG Jazz Club, and "Sound and
Spirit") (all abbreviated as BMG) and BMG Canada. The Columbia House
Music Club family includes Columbia House (CH), CDHQ, "play from
columbia house" (PLAY), Columbia House Canada, and CDHQ Canada.
The FAQ has five sections (I-V) and an Appendix. It is published in
two parts: 1 (I-IV.D.) and 2 (IV.E.-Appendix). The Appendix has
information specific to the Canadian CD clubs.
+ It is posted about every two weeks to rec.music.misc and
rec.music.collecting.cd. The current text version can be found by ftp
HTML versions of the FAQ can be found at
The current version of the Appendix can be found at
This FAQ is Copyright (c) 1994-1998 by Brad von Haden
+ a '+' signifies a change from the previous version (which was 4.20).