Buy A CD Lately? Have Some Cash!

You may not have heard, but the recording industry has some money for you. Specifically, if you purchased a CD, tape, or vinyl album between 1995 and 2000, you’re entitled to part of a massive cash settlement paid by various record labels as a penalty for their collusion and price-fixing crimes during the 1990s. Now, don’t get excited: you can’t get more than $20, and if too many people file claims, you won’t get anything at all (in which case, all the money would go to music education programs,) but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?