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Review: It was 50 years ago today — The Beatles U.S. reissues on CD Special

Fifty years have passed since The Beatles invaded U.S. shores and changed the world. To celebrate, Capitol Records has released versions of the Fab Four's albums which were never before issued on CD.

Op-Ed: Will Lower CD Prices Save the Music Industry?

Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced they will be lowering the prices for physical album sales. The new suggested retail price will range from $6 to 10 and new releases will likely hover towards the higher end of that range.

400,000 songs on a single disc?

Three hundred DVDs on one disc? How about 400,000 on one disc? That may sound unlikely but one university in Australia has made it possible with a new optical recording method.

Record Industry Proves Again How Much They’ve Lost The Plot

Sony BMG Music and Universal Music Group want to sell ringtones in CDs in the form of Ringle, a product that combines the single format with ringtones. Both Sony and Universal are planning to sell them in the coming months for $5.98 to $6.98 prices.

Happy 25th Birthday, Compact Disc

Philips introduced the first Compact Disc (CD) on August 17, 1982, a copy of ABBA’s The Visitors. CD ushered a new era of digital music. Today it marks the CD’s 25th anniversary.

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