Interested in Improving the Sound of Your Stereo? Consider Records
Introduced in 1982, the compact disc was intended to provide better sound than the 40-year-old long-play record album, popularly known as the LP. Using a laser rather than a diamond needle for playback the compact disc was smaller, more convenient to use, and less susceptible to damage than the LP. A bonus was that the format was said to offer "perfect sound forever." "Forever" isn't that long these days; improvements in digital sound have come along in the last twenty years and the music industry introduced two new formats this decade that are designed to improve upon the "perfect" sound of the compact disc. Those formats are the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) and DVD Audio (DVD-A.) Over the years, various audio publications have criticized the sound of compact discs, describing the sound as "harsh", "brittle" or "sterile" compared to the sound of the LP. After years of research, SACD and DVD-A were introduced several years ago and introduced sound that was said to be cleaner and more natural than that of the compact disc. In addition, these formats offered multi-channel sound, and artists such as Pink Floyd offered special multi-channel versions of their albums to entice sales. It hasn't worked, and sales of both formats peaked in 2003. What is interesting, however, is that both formats still trail the LP in sales!
The day will never come when records again become the dominant music format. The convenience of portable players for CD, SACD, and DVD-A discs and MP3 files outweighs the advantages in sound quality that records offer over those formats. Nevertheless, it appears that a small but steady market for records remains very real, and that that market exceeds that of the new "improved" SACD and DVD-A formats, which will probably soon go the way of the forgotten Elcassette, Minidisc, and 4 track tape formats of the past.
©Copyright 2005 by Retro Marketing. Charles Essmeier is the owner of Retro Marketing, a firm that operates several retail Websites, including AluminumChristmasTrees.net, a site devoted to vintage aluminum Christmas trees and accessories, and RarePinkFloyd.com, a site devoted to rare records, compact discs and memorabilia by the band Pink Floyd.
Celebrating William Kraft, Los Angeles New Music Legend - The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music - UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Celebrating William Kraft, Los Angeles New Music Legend - The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
A Warm Welcome Back to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Spooky music planned for North County Winds' Oct. 8 concert in 4S Ranch - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Spooky music planned for North County Winds' Oct. 8 concert in 4S Ranch The San Diego Union-Tribune
âThereâs endless choice, but youâre not listeningâ: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music - The Guardian
âThereâs endless choice, but youâre not listeningâ: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music The Guardian
Has streaming made it harder to discover new music? The Guardian
Songwriter gigi finds a place for comfort with music, being on stage Albuquerque Journal
Willamette Country Music Concerts President Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering - Department of Justice
Willamette Country Music Concerts President Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Department of Justice
Carrboro Music Festival returns with over 100 bands after past COVID-19 cancellations - The Daily Tar Heel
Carrboro Music Festival returns with over 100 bands after past COVID-19 cancellations The Daily Tar Heel
âMonarchâ Music Supervisor on How the Country Series Uses Classic Covers and Indie Artists - Variety
âMonarchâ Music Supervisor on How the Country Series Uses Classic Covers and Indie Artists Variety
Tell us about your best new music discovery in 2022 The Guardian
ASU's WVAS 'Radio Partner' for Inaugural Jazz Music Awards Alabama State University
Inaugural Lafayette Music Festival, âan idea long overdue,â puts dozens of bands on area stages - Boulder Daily Camera
Inaugural Lafayette Music Festival, âan idea long overdue,â puts dozens of bands on area stages Boulder Daily Camera
The Seductive Music of James Joyce's Ulysses Hyperallergic
Music on Main w/ Carolyn Wonderland City of Round Rock
Music Professor to Begin Artist-in-Residency in Germany University of Arkansas Newswire
Wet Leg, Stormzy & Rina Sawayama Win at 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards: Full Winners List - Billboard
Wet Leg, Stormzy & Rina Sawayama Win at 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards: Full Winners List Billboard
RosalĂa sounds like the future of pop music The Washington Post
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Climbs is bringing 'neon pop' to Albuquerque's music scene - Albuquerque Journal
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Climbs is bringing 'neon pop' to Albuquerque's music scene Albuquerque Journal
Make-A-Wish child uses wish to develop music therapy program at Springfieldâs Mercy childrenâs hospital - KY3
Make-A-Wish child uses wish to develop music therapy program at Springfieldâs Mercy childrenâs hospital KY3
Ragamala, An All-Night Show Of Indian Classical Music, Comes Downtown This Weekend - Block Club Chicago
Ragamala, An All-Night Show Of Indian Classical Music, Comes Downtown This Weekend Block Club Chicago
P-R Music Review: New Blackpink album fails to break pop music mold Plattsburgh Press Republican
Six Books That Music Lovers Should Read The Atlantic
Milton Nascimento says goodbye to the stage, but 'never to the music' The Washington Post
Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year - Amherst Wire
Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey brings live music to the sand for a star-studded fourth year Amherst Wire
Grace Music Dept. Founder Accused Of Sexual Abuse Times-Union Newspaper
Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Launch Second Season of Good Words With Kirk Franklin Today - Sony Music
Kirk Franklin and Sony Music Entertainment Launch Second Season of Good Words With Kirk Franklin Today Sony Music
Walker Hayes Talks âY'All Lifeâ Music Video And Talks Possible Collaboration With Nelly - CMT.com
Morris: Indiana, the home of good, eclectic music Greenfield Daily Reporter
Arts Briefs: 'One Act Play' continues, Holiday Concert rehearsals, Live music in the valley â Methow Valley News - Methow Valley News
Arts Briefs: 'One Act Play' continues, Holiday Concert rehearsals, Live music in the valley â Methow Valley News Methow Valley News
Charli and Dixie DâAmelio on Season 2 of Their Hulu Reality Series, Transitioning From TikTok to Hollywood and Charliâs Potential Music Career - Variety
Charli and Dixie DâAmelio on Season 2 of Their Hulu Reality Series, Transitioning From TikTok to Hollywood and Charliâs Potential Music Career Variety
Jake Blount on his Afrofuturist folk climate eulogy: âWhat would music sound like when weâre dead?â - The Guardian
Jake Blount on his Afrofuturist folk climate eulogy: âWhat would music sound like when weâre dead?â The Guardian
UVM Duo Retells Classic Fairy Tales with New Visuals and Music The University of Vermont
The day the music died Coeur d'Alene Press
Morehead State's traditional music returns to IBMA | News | thetrailblazeronline.net - The Trail Blazer
Morehead State's traditional music returns to IBMA | News | thetrailblazeronline.net The Trail Blazer
Review | Lots of shenanigans, foot-tappinâ music in âThe Robber Bridegroomâ - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Review | Lots of shenanigans, foot-tappinâ music in âThe Robber Bridegroomâ Santa Cruz Sentinel
Coolio, âGangstaâs Paradiseâ Rapper, Dies at 59 The New York Times
New music for the equinox Point Reyes Light
John Adams Captures the Music of Shakespeare The New Yorker
Art, Music, Food, Fun in McLean Virginia Connection Newspapers
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester - Manchester Ink Link
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester Manchester Ink Link
Greek Festival, Alasdair Fraser, and Masters of Hawaiian Music: 8 things to do this week - OregonLive
Avidâs Newest Pro Tools Software Release Propels Music Creativity and Productivity to New Heights for All Users - Yahoo Finance
Avidâs Newest Pro Tools Software Release Propels Music Creativity and Productivity to New Heights for All Users Yahoo Finance
Country Artist, Cowboy, & Troubadour Luke Bell Has Died at 32 Saving Country Music
The music lives on Apple
Is Old Music Killing New Music? The Atlantic
A Guide to the Dance Music on BeyoncĂ©âs âRenaissanceâ The New York Times
Shazam turns 20 Apple
Pop Music's Nostalgia Obsession The Atlantic
What is Apple Music? music, pricing, and features explained Digital Trends
The Best Music of 2021 The New Yorker
MoFi has been using digital all along, a scandal in the audio community The Washington Post
Is Elon Musk going to save the music industry? Music Business Worldwide
Apple Music Apple
Capitol Records just signed a virtual artist, FN Meka. He has over 10 million followers on TikTok. - Music Business Worldwide
Capitol Records just signed a virtual artist, FN Meka. He has over 10 million followers on TikTok. Music Business Worldwide
The 100 Greatest Music Videos â Rolling Stone Rolling Stone
The Music Channel YouTube
Learn to Play the Piano
Rocket Piano is a very professionally done piano lesson package. It includes a number of ebooks, audio tracks, and video tracks to support the instructional material.
Buying A Guitar - Do You Know What To Look For?
Buying a guitar is an important decision that my students have often asked me about. They want to know what they should be looking for.
The Art Of Practicing - How To See Real Results
I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals.
Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression
Ann Powers said: "Don't censor the music and artistic expression. Eminem's music, in particular the songs "Kim" and "Stan," is a continuation of a tradition in music and American art in general: the Gothic murder ballad, which has been with us ever since the blues or Appalachian folk music.
Downloading MP3s Made Easy
The MP3 movement started out with a huge audience of music enthusiasts on the internet. The MP3 digital music format has had, and will continue to have, a huge impart on how people, gather, listen to and share music.
Learn to Read Music Online
If you or anyone you know wants to learn to read music, it's a lot easier to do than it used to be. The Internet gives us all access to almost unlimited information, and can deliver an incredible array of products and tools right to our desktops.
Be Your Own DJ - Digital Audio Processing Tools Overview
10 Music Download Legal Points
Everybody's doing it: downloading music and sharing files. People who share music files on the Internet argue that downloading is legal; today they can be sued by the record industry.
Pakistani Pop Music
Pakistan is blessed with talent and when we talk about Pakistani Music, you can never stop picking up one of the best Pakistani pop song uptill now because there are number of such hit songs nobody can judge the best one in past decades such as "Dil Dil Pakistan" , "Huwa Huwa", "Mehndi ki Raat", "Na Kaho", "Dil Haray", "Ankhain Milanay Walay", "Wakt", "Neeli Neeli Ankhain", "Jaisay Chao Jeo", "Garuj Burus", "No More", "Ankhoun ki Sagar", "Na Tu Aigi", "Addat" left the audience agape and many more. Our artists' are popular all over the world.
Beginners Guide to Music File Formats
Are you confused by the various types of music file formats out there? Most of you would have heard of the popular MP3 format, but are you aware there are other alternative digital music formats like WAV, WMA, RA and MIDI? Some of these give better sound quality than MP3 (e.g.
Beauchamp Brings Diversity to Music
Everyone has a talent. For Miami, Okla.
Beginner Guitar Lessons - Learn Guitar without Ever Leaving Your Home!
So, you think you'd like to learn to play guitar, but you're put off by the high cost of lessons? You don't want to put up with a teacher showing you a bunch of theory and boring songs that you don't want to learn and won't get you where you want to go? Look no further, online instruction is now available that provides comprehensive beginner guitar lessons to anyone who wants to learn to play guitar quickly and easily.Do I need to read music? No! Most online programs use a very visual approach, using picture diagrams and videos that actively demonstrate techniques so you hear what you need to play, not read it.
Music for Corporate Entertainment
For many years I have supplied music for and played in bands that provide music for corporate entertainment. Clients have included Audi, The Evening Standard, Sainsburys, P.
Music Industry Secrets Revealed - How To Become Succesful The Music Industry Without A Record Deal
Before the internet, unsigned music artists couldnt make a living, off the thing they love and enjoy the most: Their music! They would have to send in demos to major record companys, hoping that the CEO's would love their music and actually call them up on the phone offering them a recorddeal! But what they dont know is that the CEO's dont give a f*#% about music!! They ONLY offer recordeals to artists who they know will become succesfull!To say it in another way: They NEVER risk millions of dollars on bands that they dont see any future with!Today there's thousands, maybe millions of music artists looking for a way to make a living off their music. Those artists may now have a chance!Former A&R Agent - Interscope Records, Fisnik Imeraj has written an eBook explaining just what the unsigned music artists should do! Publish their own music! Thats right! Since the internet is already invented, then why not take advantage of it?In his new book Fisnik Imeraj explains to the ambitious artists how they can publish their own music on the internet, and keep 100% of their profits themselfs! He explains every part of music publishing on the internet! From creating a website to marketing their music! And the best part is that any artist can start with virtually NO money!!If you ever dreamed of becoming a successful music artist, you should definately purchase this book! It might change your life! The book can be downloaded instantly after payment on http://www.
Adults Can Learn to Play the Piano Too
Are you well past puberty and have always had a hankering for tickling the ivories? Maybe you didn't have the money as a child. Or your family was always moving.
Make Money with Your Music - the Top 5 Ways
Songwriters dream of making their living by writing, and sometimes performing, their songs. But until that day comes they've got to make a living somehow! Sound familiar?With a little imagination, you can probably find a way to convert your love for music and songwriting into a means of making money.
Piano Teachers - Whats Wrong with Them?
Most of us like to use what we learn right away. So why is it that most piano teachers tell you you can't really play music until you learn 2 years of theory or more? What hogwash!If I had to wait that long before I could launch into my own creations I would go nuts.
Painting with Sound
Whenever I go to a Borders bookstore here in San Diego, I make it a point to look at the art instruction books. I'm not a visual artist, but I've always enjoyed the step-by-step approach authors of the better books take to teach students how to create a finished painting.
Tips for a Great Recording Session
You know your songs are great (and so does your girl/boyfriend, family, pets etc), and you finally decided to record an album in a real studio. That's great! But what actually happens when you get there?When you finally do pick the perfect studio, one that you feel comfortable at, there is a certain routine that must be followed in order to get the best performance and the best recording for your budget.
How Any DJ Can Increase Their Gigs and Profits By This Simple Strategy
The DJ industry is very competitive. There are many DJ's who are making huge amounts of money and then there are other DJ's who are struggling to find any gigs at all.
|home | site map|