Compact Disc

  1. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, according to a new study. Jupiter Research said in its annual repo The compact disc has at least another five yea ...

  2. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday. The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format be ...

  3. DualDisc Titles To Hit Market In October

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment Group, parent of the Silverline, immergent and Myutopia labels, will release the first DualDisc titles Oct. 26. The two-sided CD/DVD hybrid was recently t The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment ...

  4. DualDisc Titles To Hit Market In October

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment Group, parent of the Silverline, immergent and Myutopia labels, will release the first DualDisc titles Oct. 26. The two-sided CD/DVD hybrid was recently t The major record labels and 5.1 Entertainment ...

  5. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronics chain to also carry SACDs. Electronics chain to also carry SACDs. News ...

  6. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronics chain to also carry SACDs. San Francisco-based electronics chain Good Guys will begin selling DVDs this month. Each of Good Guys' 71 store locations (in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon) will feature about 300 new-release ...

  7. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  8. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  9. Malaysia Scraps CD Price Cap

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaysian trade and consumer affairs minister Shafie Apdal said Thursday that the national government has scrapped plans to set a ceiling on prices of CDs and video compact discs (VCDs). Malaysian trade and consumer affairs minister Shafie Apdal s ...

  10. Russian Web Site Owner Faces Criminal Charges

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI reports that the owner of a Russia-based Web site faces criminal proceedings for allegedly offering CDs of pirated music for sale. The owner of the site, russian-cds. LONDON -- International trade body the IFPI re ...

  11. Russian Web Site Owner Faces Criminal Charges

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI reports that the owner of a Russia-based Web site faces criminal proceedings for allegedly offering CDs of pirated music for sale. The owner of the site, russian-cds. LONDON -- International trade body the IFPI re ...

  12. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  13. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  14. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  15. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  16. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has removed copy-protection technology from all national CD releases, Billboard.biz has learned. The move means that releases by top local acts such as Jeanette, Die Ärzte Universal Music Germany has removed copy-p ...

  17. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  18. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  19. Tech Track

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the years since DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) launched, these two dazzling formats have grabbed audiophiles' ears but suffered neglect from mainstream music buyers. In the years since DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) launched, the ...

  20. Pixies To Offer Instant Live Gratification

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will make every show from their upcoming 15-date <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000442117">North American tour</A> avai The Pixies will make eve ...

  21. Pixies To Offer Instant Live Gratification

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will make every show from their upcoming 15-date <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000442117">North American tour</A> avai The Pixies will make eve ...

  22. Sony Unifies International Manufacturing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Facilities outside Japan to be under DADC banner. Facilities outside Japan to be under DADC banner. News ...

  23. Sony Unifies International Manufacturing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Dieter Daum, based in Sal ...

  24. NZ Industry Objects To CD Copying Plan

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand (RIANZ) is objecting to government plans to change the country's Copyright Law. The disputed changes would allow consumers to duplicate audio files for persona The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand ...

  25. French CD Maker Buys German Counterpart

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST French CD manufacturer MPO has acquired Germany's EMTEC Consumer Media GmbH, which specializes in making audio and video cassettes, floppy disks and recordable CDs and DVDs. French CD manufacturer MPO has acquired Germany's EMTEC Consume ...

  26. Five Majors Testing Sales Of DualDisc Albums

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a collaborative effort, all five major record labels have initiated test marketing of a dual-sided CD/DVD hybrid disc known as DualDisc. The companies have released a total of about 15 discs in Bos In a collaborative effort, all five major reco ...

  27. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  28. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  29. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop brings suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and c ...

  30. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

  31. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

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