Audio storage

  1. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to tradi Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capit ...

  2. First Blu-ray Titles Coming May 23

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial product coming from Sony, Lionsgate. The first Blu-ray DVDs will debut in stores May 23. Eight titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment —“50 First Dates,” “The Fifth Element,” “Hitch,” “House of Flying Dagger ...

  3. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  4. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  5. First Blu-Ray Discs To Cost $30 Each

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Pictures Home Entertainment reported today (Feb. 7) that its first Blu-ray DVD titles will have a wholesale price of $23.45 for new releases and $17.95 for catalog titles. Consumers can expect to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment reported toda ...

  6. Sources: DualDisc Operations To Hire Sondheim

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that signals Sony BMG's ongoing support for the nascent DualDisc configuration, the major label is creating new dedicated senior staffing roles to oversee its efforts in creating and distrib In a move that signals Sony BMG's on ...

  7. Ashanti Files Suit Over Unauthorized Release

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Demos in question recorded more than 8 years ago. Demos in question recorded more than 8 years ago. News ...

  8. Warner To Release 200 Catalog Titles This Year

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video yesterday (Jan. 30) unveiled a huge theatrical catalog release slate for the year, which will include more than 200 separate titles. Warner Home Video yesterday (Jan. 30) unveiled a huge theatrical catalog release slate for the y ...

  9. Malaysian Raid Seizes Four Factory Production Lines

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight people were arrested. Malaysian law enforcement officials accompanied by Motion Picture Assn. representatives raided a suspected pirate optical disc production factory yesterday (Jan. 25) in Johor Bahru, seizing four DVD/VCD factory producti ...

  10. Buena Vista, Warner Announce First Blu-ray Releases

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Blu-ray ramp up continues as Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video have officially revealed their first releases for the format, which is expected to debut this spring. The Blu-ray ramp up continues as Buena Vista Home Entertain ...

  11. HD DVD Product Slates Revealed

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. Warner Home Video and Unive ...

  12. Total Home Video Spending Flattens in 2005

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST DEG reports $24.3 billion DVD, VHS spending. Home video spending in the U.S. decreased slightly in 2005 compared to 2004, according to a report issued by the Digital Entertainment Group today (jan. 5) at the International Consumer Electronics Show ...

  13. U.K. DVD Sales Fall 5% In 2005

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Maturing market, piracy blamed. Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, the U.K. home video market reported a 5% fall in unit sales in 2005, the British Video Association said Wednesday (Jan. 4). The blame for the decline was ...

  14. U.K. DVD Sales Fall 5% In 2005

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, the U.K. home video market reported a 5% fall in unit sales in 2005, the British Video Association said Wednesday (Jan. 4). Despite an increase in household penetration of DVD players, t ...

  15. Major Studios Report First Blu-ray Release Slates

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Sony Pictur ...

  16. Raid In Columbia Seizes 210K CD-Rs, 100K DVD-Rs

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A joint operative between police, prosecutors and anti-piracy teams in Colombia resulted in the seizure of 210,000 recorded music CD-Rs, along with nearly 100,000 counterfeit DVD-Rs, 1.1 million inlay A joint operative between police, prosecutors ...

  17. Sony BMG Names Creative Chief For Content, DVDs

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec of Nat'l Geographic Channel moves to role. Andrew C. Wilk has been named chief creative officer of content, DualDisc and DVD at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He reports to Andrew Lack, CEO of Song BMG, and will be based in New York. Wilk ...

  18. Japanese Gov't Nixes 'iPod Tax'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final thumbs-down by a Japanese government committee. A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final t ...

  19. Japanese Gov't Nixes 'iPod Tax'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final thumbs-down by a Japanese government committee. A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final t ...

  20. First HD DVD, Blu-ray Titles Due In March

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent video producers and distributors Goldhil Entertainment and R&B Films will be jointly releasing the first commercially available title on the HD DVD and Blu-ray next-generation formats. Independent video producers and distributo ...

  21. Sony, NEC Join For Optical Disc Drive Creation

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In what observers consider an unlikely alliance, Sony Corp. and NEC Electronics Corp. have agreed to establish a joint venture that will plan, design, manufacture and market DVD and CD drives. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In what observers consider ...

  22. Oz Veteran Harding To Retire

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire Dec. 23 after almost 45 years in the Australian music industry. Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire D ...

  23. Sony BMG Recalls CDs

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U. ...

  24. Infomercial On-Demand Option Added To DVDs

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Feature to be offered on upcoming titles. The new company Studio Store Direct is expanding the marketing capability of DVDs by offering a new feature for discs that allow viewers to watch infomercials on-demand. SSD already has deals in place with ...

  25. Movie Gallery Anticipates Slow Quarter

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie Gallery anticipates a soft fourth quarter due to a weakness in popular DVD releases and the maturation of game platforms. Movie Gallery anticipates a soft fourth quarter due to a weakness in popular DVD releases and the maturation of game pl ...

  26. Universal To Release First Int'l UMDs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST New titles from 50 Cent, Scissor Sisters. Universal Music Group is releasing internationally this week its first two titles on the Universal Media Disc format. The two UMD titles are 50 Cent's "The Massacre - Special Edition" and Sc ...

  27. Universal To Release First Int'l UMDs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is releasing internationally this week its first two titles on the Universal Media Disc format. The two UMD titles are 50 Cent's "The Massacre - Special Edition" and Scissor Sist Universal Music Group is releas ...

  28. Warner Home Video Preps UMD Titles

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Becomes last major studio to release on the format. Warner Home Video will become the last major studio to release titles on the Universal Media Disc format starting next month. Its first UMDs—which are only playable on Sony’s PlayStation Portable ...

  29. Warner Home Video Embraces Blu-ray

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Warner Home Video announced Oct. 20 that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format Blu-ray. LOS ANGELES -- As expected, Warner Home Video announced Oct. 20 that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format B ...

  30. HP: New Specs Will Help Blu-ray

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hewlett-Packard, a major supporter of the Blu-ray Disc format, late Oct. 19 said it has issued a formal appeal to the Blu-ray Disc Assn. to include two new technologies, iHD and Managed Copy, as part (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hewlett-Packard, a ...

  31. Rhythm & Blues

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy commemorated Bill Withers' momentous 1971 Sussex Records debut album "Just As I Am," Oct. 11 with a DualDisc reissue of which also marks the album's U.S. CD debut. Read Gail Mitchell's Columbia/Legacy comme ...

  32. Warner Home Video Embraces Blu-ray

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Uni now the only studio to solely support HD DVD. As expected, Warner Home Video announced today (Oct. 20) that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format Blu-ray. Previously, WHV, which also includes sister companies New Line Home E ...

  33. Major Labels Join For Hurricane Relief

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Double-disc benefit CD set for November. Double-disc benefit CD set for November. News ...

  34. Warner Reportedly Close To Blu-ray Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will continue to embrace rival HD DVD format. Will continue to embrace rival HD DVD format. News ...

  35. Warner Reportedly Close To Blu-ray Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Studio also embracing rival HD DVD. Warner Home Video is close to finalizing a deal to support Blu-ray Disc, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday. The No. 1 DVD supplier would become the second major studio this week to say it will pub ...

  36. Sony BMG Readies UMD Titles

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Releases for PlayStation Portable. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is planning to release at least eight Universal Media Disc (UMD) titles for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) by the end of the year. Slated for distribution are music video compilations ...

  37. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  38. Paramount To Back Blu-ray And HD DVD

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becomes first studio to back both formats. Paramount Home Entertainment will be supporting next generation format Blu-ray as well as rival format HD DVD. Paramount announced its backing of the Toshiba-led HD DVD last November, along with Warner Ho ...

  39. Toshiba: HD DVD Players Coming Next Year

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software releases for both formats expected '06. Toshiba revealed yesterday (Sept. 28) that the first HD DVD players will debut in February or March of next year instead of the fourth quarter of this year, as previously reported. This news co ...

  40. Switchfoot CD Recalled On Protection Settings Error

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Album not compatible with iTunes or iPods. The Sept. 13 release of Switchfoot’s anticipated new CD “Nothing Is Sound” (Columbia/Sparrow) earned the band its highest Billboard 200 chart position with first-week sales of 131,000 copies, debuting at ...

  41. Switchfoot CD Recalled On Protection Settings Error

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Album not compatible with iTunes or iPods. The Sept. 13 release of Switchfoot’s anticipated new CD “Nothing Is Sound” (Columbia/Sparrow) earned the band its highest Billboard 200 chart position with first-week sales of 131,000 copies, debuting at ...

  42. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latest supporters in format war. In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. HD DVD, which is also supported by NEC and Sanyo, may ...

  43. U.K. Vid Retailers Amp Up Piracy Campaign

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's video industry on Sept. 12 launched the second phase of its campaign to raise consumer awareness of the damaging effects of piracy not just on the entertainment industry but on society as a LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Britain ...

  44. Biz Still Split On HD

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the introduction of the first high-definition DVD format draws nearer, members from all sides of the industry continue the debate over what impact the new technology will have on the home video mar As the introduction of the first high-definiti ...

  45. Samsung Unveils Hybrid HD Player

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First hardware manufacturer with hybrid plans. Samsung Electronics will be introducing a DVD player that reads both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs next year. The company is the first hardware manufacturer to reveal plans for such a hybrid HD player. The ...

  46. DVD Format War Looms

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said Sept. 2 there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chances looked slim that co ...

  47. Major Music, Film Companies Back Blu-ray

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Lions Gate Entertainment are the latest companies to throw their support into the Blu-ray high definition DVD ring. LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group and Lions Gate Entertainment are the latest companies to throw their ...

  48. Blu-ray Tames Lions Gate

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lions Gate Entertainment is the latest home video company to throw its support into the Blu-ray high definition DVD ring, revealing today (Aug. 17) plans to release new theatrical DVDs, TV titles and Lions Gate Entertainment is the latest home vid ...

  49. Universal Music Group Backs Blu-ray

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software, hardware releases expected Q1 2006. Universal Music Group joined the Blu-ray Disc Association today (Aug. 16) as a contributing member. UMG follows Sony BMG as the next major music company to contribute to the new high definition Blu-ray ...

  50. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

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