EMI Music Distribution DVD-Audio Roll-Out

NewMediaMusic: EMI Music Distribution is gearing up for a full slate of DVD-Audio titles. While the company has numerous new releases available, these will be the first to come from its catalogue.

The first three titles in the series, culled from various labels, are slated for release in December: Al Green ‘Greatest Hits’, Leon Russell ‘Retrospective’ and Eric Johnson ‘Ah Via Musicom’. In the months that follow, other key catalogue titles will also be released in the DVD format.

“We are excited to build sales for our artists and for retail by opening our wonderful catalogue to this new music format,” Richard Cottrell, president, EMI Music Distribution.

“The superior sound quality of DVD-Audio gives music fans an outstanding music experience,” said Jay Samit, senior vice president of New Media for EMI Recorded Music. “Panasonic’s technical leadership has greatly aided EMI in bringing these new titles to the market.”

“Panasonic is delighted that EMI, a global music innovator, has decided to release titles which will create growing momentum toward the creation of an entirely new DVD-Audio industry,” said Sakon Nagasaki, director of Matsushita Electric’s Storage Device Business Development Office.