Major Labels Dual Discs Duel with CD + DVD Sets

Published: 2006-02-06
The dual disc is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

For those not familiar with the format, it's a two-in-one CD-DVD combo disc with a CD-format album on one side and a DVD of video related to that album on the other.

Some touted these discs as the next wave of digital music entertainment, but so far only one major label is pushing the format: Sony BMG. Sony has released over 100 dual disc titles sold over 13 million units, and in 2006 the company hopes to release even more. Already this year, artists like Pink, the Dixie Chicks, and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken are set to release dual discs.

Other major record labels like Warner, Universal, and EMI haven't been releasing as many of these discs, though the technology is also available to them. The biggest disincentive to producing dual discs is cost. "The price of manufacturing a DualDisc is double the average CD," says Reuters, "about $1.20, versus 50 cents - 60 cents for the traditional CD with jewel box and booklet, distribution sources say." The consumer only pays up to $3.00 more for the disc.

The other labels have opted to release audio-visual material for albums on two separate discs, a CD and a DVD. The major labels will be watching consumers this year to see which format they prefer.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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I am so excited to hear that clay aiken is releasing a dual disc. I can't wait!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
I'm really looking forward to multi-platinum recording artist and Unicef Ambassador Clay Aiken's upcoming CD. This will be the one that defines him musically.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
WOW!! THIS IS FANTASTIC!! More of that phenominally talented superstar with the pipes of perfection "CLAY AIKEN"!!
I can't wait !
The only thing I am wondering is , do we need a special type of player on which to play this ?

Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
I was so happy to see that Clay Aiken will be coming out with a dual disc soon. I, for one, have been waiting a long time for this.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
COOL! I've never bought a dual-disc before, but I'm really looking forward to Clay's! wish they'd say when exactly it's going to be out.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Clay Aiken's dual disc! It should be awesome.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
Woo Hoo! I LOVE CLAY! Looking forward to the dual disc...can't wait to see what is on the DVD side!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
A new disk from Clay that has video of this most beautiful singer & performer? It's a dream come true, whatever the cost!!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
I think the dual disc cd is a wonderful idea, and more than worth the few extra dollars. So looking forward to the new release of CLAY AIKEN, A captivating entertainer with an amazing voice.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
I am proof that the Dixie Chicks win new fans when Natalie speaks . . . bring it on, Y'all!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 06, 2006
This is great news! A cd with new songs AND a DVD with behind the scenes footage maybe? I can't wait.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 07, 2006
What exciting news! A dual disc of Clay Aiken will be amazing. I can't wait to see what that gorgeous man will give this time!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 07, 2006
I think dualdisc is a little dumb- how do you pick up the CD's? they must get scratched really easily.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 07, 2006
YES!!!! I have been waiting for Clay Aiken's CD and now to find it will be a dual disc - I'm so excited. Now, just to find out when it is going to be released.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 09, 2006
YAHOOOOO!!!! Clay Aiken is releasing a Dualdisc! Here's hoping it's 2 discs instead of the 2 sided single disc.

May can't come soon enough. Bring it baby!!!!! :)
Posted by: Anonymous on February 12, 2006
Good music from a Great Voice
Can't wait. Bring it on.

Joyce Temple

Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
Clay Aiken is my favorite male singer and male entertainer. Clay Aiken is the greatest and the best male musical artist ever!!! Clay Aiken Rules!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
Can't wait to hear Clay Aiken's GLORIOUS voice again!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
I can't wait for Clay Aiken's new CD; AND if we are lucky enough to get video along with the CD that is frosting on the cake - it's what I've been hoping for! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
Whoo hoo!! A new Clay Aiken CD.
A duel-disc sounds great. I can't wait. Bring it on Clay :-)
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
$3.00 more for a dual disc from Clay?
ANY DAY!!
We've been waiting forever for this.
This is THE DISC!!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
The best news I could hear! Clay Aiken is such a good entertainer and awesome singer. I could listen to him for hours. I'm very excited about this. C'mon Clay you're HAWT!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 13, 2006
Wow! Dual Discs!!! Clay Aiken is my favorite singer! He is HAWT!! Can't wait for his CD to hit the stores man!!! This guy is awesome on stage, what showmanship; can't wait for him to promote this CD! His record label should promote him like they did Kelly; he is just as taleted!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 19, 2006
I LOVE YOU CLAY!!! HE IS SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. I Can't Wait Until His CD Comes Out. GO CLAY!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 23, 2006
I am so excited to hear that Clay's next CD will be a dual disc!!! Can it get any better than that?? Hearing this incredible man sing AND watching him too??? I can't wait!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on March 05, 2006
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