Amazon, SONY BMG and EMI Music today announced that they will bring back the music of hundreds of highly coveted out-of-print albums on CD through CreateSpace â€œDisc on Demandâ€ and to offer these titles on www.amazon.com.
Formerly out-of-print albums now available to Amazon customers include â€œHatari Soundtrackâ€ by Henry Mancini, â€œEarthquake Weatherâ€ by Joe Strummer and â€œMotorcade of Generosityâ€ by Cake as well as albums from the legendary Blue Note catalog, such as â€œTelepathyâ€ by Bill Stewart, â€œForeign Intrigueâ€ by Tony Williams and â€œCarryinâ€™ Onâ€ by Grant Green. The new CDs will be manufactured on-demand and shipped when customers place an order.
â€œThis is an exciting day for music fans and Amazon customers. Through our partnerships with SONY BMG and EMI music, Amazon customers have an even greater selection of music to choose from today,â€ said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. â€œCreateSpace â€˜Disc on Demandâ€™ is not only making out-of-print albums available once again, but itâ€™s also enabling digital-only titles and international titles that havenâ€™t been released in the U.S. to be made available on CD. Music lovers and artists can now share and discover new music more easily on Amazon.â€
In addition to reviving out-of-print music titles, record labels and content providers are also using CreateSpace â€œDisc on Demandâ€ to exclusively release new titles on Amazon.com, including the next title in the popular KCRW â€œSounds Eclecticâ€ series and the Wind-up Records soundtrack to the ESPN program â€œWorldâ€™s Strongest Man.â€
Notable record labels including, Rhino Records, Wind-up Records, Vanguard Records and Naxos, are also using CreateSpace â€œDisc on Demandâ€ to offer their wide selection of music albums on-demand to millions of Amazon.com customers.