How Should You Release Your Music as an Independent Musician?

An independent musician could loosely be defined as anyone who makes music and is not signed to a major record label. It could be the band who has played the local club scene for years or a kid recording songs in his parents’ basement. In any case, these unpublished or self-published musicians all have the […]

Can A CD-ROM Disc Explode In A Drive?

Most of the time, recording your own CDs is a pretty straightforward process. However, there are stories circulating around the Internet about compact discs exploding in a disc drive without warning. Can this really happen and if so, under what circumstances? Now I’m not going to pretend I am the first one to explore this […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CD-TEXT

Like so many technologies of the mid-1990s, CD-Text was an idea that was great in theory but didn’t quite catch on in practice. The idea behind CD-Text was that instead of relying on the back of the CD jewel case to reference the artist name and track titles, that information could be stored on the […]

JVC Introduces New PrintPlus CD/DVD Media

Earlier this year, Taiyo Yuden underwent a name change to become JVC Advanced Media in the United States. They have been slowly transitioning the old Taiyo Yuden part numbers to the new JVC part numbers, which we wrote about back in March. With the changeover nearly complete, JVC is back in the game with a […]

Japanese Research Team Discovers New ‘Super Disc’ Material

In today’s wired world, the need for reliable, high-capacity data storage is greater than ever. Our appetite for digital downloads and high-definition content has outgrown the storage capacities of blank CD and DVD discs long ago. Even Blu-ray discs, now a 4-year old technology, seem insufficient in a world where terabyte-sized hard drives have dropped […]