Pete Howard of PosterCentral.com founded, published and edited ICE newsletter/magazine from 1987 until its demise in 2006. ICE covered new releases and reissues on CD, usually weeks or months before they were released. The publication rose with the CD era and declined with the advent of MP3s. ICE was an acronym for International CD Exchange in its earliest days, although we never sold a single CD… it was always just about the information.
It was a terrifically fun 19 years and Pete made a huge number of friends, acquaintances and business associates in the process. Check out these covers of the early newsletter evolving into the eventual full-color glossy magazine. To get a better idea of what ICE did, please check out its publicity coverage.