Disc Makers Makes Major-Label-Quality Enhanced CDs Available for Independent Artists

May 28, 2003, (Pennsauken, NJ) — In the past, special features such as an enhanced CD were only available to signed artists on major record labels. The cost of design, production, and duplication was too high for independent artists to absorb. However, today, there is a company that is leading the way in making CD enhancements affordable for independent artists.

Disc Makers, the nation's largest independent media manufacturer and avid supporter of the independent music scene, has multimedia specialists in-house that will custom design and produce interactive multimedia presentations for any CD project. With the addition of high-quality video clips, Flash animation, and screen savers to interviews, promotional materials, and Web links, Disc Makers multimedia specialists provide independent artists with the highest quality work for the absolute lowest price in the industry.

"Major record labels have been using Enhanced CDs to promote their artists and provide added value for music fans," says Disc Makers' Vice President Tony van Veen, "but now that same technology is available for independent bands at an affordable price. Enhanced CDs are revolutionizing how independent artists market and sell themselves."

The average audio CD only uses about 60-minutes worth of the disc's 74 available minutes of space. Enhanced CD technology takes advantage of the unused space to include extra data, photos, and video. Moreover, an Enhanced CD can serve as an electronic press kit, including everything from biographical information, music, photos, video clips, merchandise, and links to the artists' Web sites.

About Disc Makers

In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.

Steven Spatz
Chief Marketing Officer