Britney Spears’ “In the Zone” (Jive) is expected to be released in the DVD-Audio (DVD-A) format this spring, according to BMG senior director of new technology Kevin Clement. “In the Zone” is currently being remixed in 5.1-channel sound by Chris Haynes of L.A.-based 5.1 Production Services.
For BMG, which released nine DVD-A titles in 2003 — including Santana’s “Supernatural,” OutKast’s “Stankonia,” Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father” and Alicia Keys’ Songs in A Minor” — the ability to deliver video content on a consumer playback format is an important factor in its support of DVD-A.
“The thing for us is the video aspect,” Clement says. “We as a label group spend a lot of money making videos. It’s a very visual society; we wanted a format that could convey that.”
5.1 Production Services handled multi-channel remixes for BMG’s DVD-A releases of “Stankonia,” Usher’s “8701” and Foo Fighters’ “One by One.”