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BMG Rumored to Fully Support DVD-Audio Print E-mail
Friday, 30 August 2002
A source close to AudioRevolution.com says that today BMG agreed to support DVD-Audio for their upcoming high resolution music releases. Multiple phone calls were made to BMG’s New York and LA offices but we were not able to confirm the news possibly due to the upcoming holiday weekend. The battle between DVD-Audio and SACD has been a nasty one with the big losers being music enthusiasts who are spending less of their disposable cash on prerecorded music over the past 18 months. With BMG joining AOL TimeWarner and EMI that leaves Sony and Universal supporting SACD. Some of BMG’s best artists include: Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, The Elvis Prestley Catalog, Whitney Houston, Alan Jackson, Jay-Z, Clint Black, Dido, Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, Yes, Sarah McLauchlan, Pink, P. Diddy and many more.

With three of the big five media conglomerates on board for DVD-Audio, students of the high res audio battle are left wondering how long it will be until Universal announces their support for DVD-Audio. UMG came out with a statement saying that Sony’s SACD was a “preferred” format but they refused to rule out DVD-Audio for future releases. Now more than 6 months after the announcement, none of the 25
SACD titles have been released. Sony is currently releasing both stereo and surround sound titles as are a number of smaller, boutique record labels.

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