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Old 10-04-2007   #39
David DelGrosso
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Default Re: SACD and DVD-Audio, Doomed Formats?

Originally Posted by deacongreg View Post
With the position you had at DTS, it seems you could have inquired about getting our favorite artists on DTS. I would love to hear Pat Metheny or Jean Luc Ponty on a DTS recording!!
Licensing the rights to re-mix music into 5.1 surround is not quite as easy as just "picking out our favorite titles."

The condition and availability of the Masters, is a big factor... as is the contractual rights and advance-royality requirements of the labels and the artists... as is THE BIG ONE = the cost to produce and market each title -vs- the income that can be derived from selling these discs.

Needless to say... if the sales volume can safely result in a bottom line that is truly profitable, somebody will "put up the money" to seal the deal... or NOT.

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