Disc Makers, America’ largest independent CD and DVD manufacturer, has firm evidence that the physical disc is far from dead.
In October 2012, Disc Makers replicated 4,380,296 CDs, more than 600,000 more than for the same period in 2011.
The figure was also a record for Disc Makers beating the 4,013,000 CDs replicated in 2008. Disc Makers also manufactured 1,113,508 DVDs in October.
“The music industry has always sustained two simultaneous formats,” says Disc Makers CEO Tony van Veen. “Whether it was vinyl and cassettes, or cassettes and CDs, or now CDs and downloads/streams, these numbers show the continued demand for multiple formats simultaneously. As the primary product offering at live shows, as an additional driver of online sales, and as a requirement for any serious product release PR campaign, having CDs is a vital part of every musician’s marketing mix.”
Disc Makers has been in business since 1946. It now has its main plant near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Nashville, Boston, Houston, and Puerto Rico.