– In 4Q16 Discmakers added book printing for its BookBaby division, reports Tony Van Veen. New hardware included an HP 10000 digital printer, plus equipment to print and laminate soft and hard covers, and for book binding and finishing.
– By the end of 1Q17 Discmakers expects to add another DVD line to service meet DVD-9 demand.
– Discmakers also recently launched Merchly, a brand that services artists’ band merchandise needs.
– Discmakers’ CD Baby digital distribution division in the past year has added reps in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico, in addition to the rep we already had in Brazil. We are seeing greater than 50% annual growth in digital distribution in Latin America.
Even though digital is on the upswing, physical is still performing relatively well on a global basis — if not in the U.S. market, where CD sales were down 18.5 percent last year. But things are about to get worse here, if some of the noise coming out of the big-box retailers comes to fruition. Read More...Read more
With some observers predicting that the continued growth of streaming-media delivery will lead to the death of physical media, a TWICE interview with representatives of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) offered a very different story. Click here for full story Read More...Read more