THE CD LIVES AND THE LONG TAIL GROWS
Amazon has made deals with Sony BMG, EMI and other labels to bring hundreds of out-of-print albums to CD using their CreateSpace “Disc on Demand” system. Titles include the “Hatari Soundtrack” by Henry Mancini, “Earthquake Weather” by Joe Strummer and “Motorcade of Generosity” by Cake as well as albums from Blue Note such as “Telepathy” by Bill Stewart, “Foreign Intrigue” by Tony Williams and “Carryin’ On” by Grant Green. The new CDs will be manufactured on-demand and shipped when customers place an order.
In addition to reviving out-of-print music titles…
labels are also using CreateSpace “Disc on Demand” to exclusively release new titles on Amazon.com, including the next title in the popular KCRW “Sounds Eclectic” series and the Wind-up Records soundtrack to the ESPN program “World’s Strongest Man.”
Labels including Rhino, Wind-up, Vanguard and Naxos are also using CreateSpace “Disc on Demand” to offer a wider selection of music albums on-demand to millions of Amazon.com customers.