New York, NY (July 29, 2005)–Sonopress LLC announced that it has completed mass production of four major titles of DualDisc products on behalf of Sony BMG. The DualDisc titles are “In the Zone” from Britney Spears, “A Hangover You Don’t Deserve” from Bowling For Soup, the self-titled album from Three Days Grace and “Turning Point” from Mario.
The DualDisc titles will feature video content on the standard DVD 5 side while the opposite side will contain music that can be played in nearly all CD players. Sonopress, a division of Bertelsmann Arvato AG, produced the titles using the advanced DualDisc replication technology at its Weaverville, NC facility.
“By combining both the CD and DVD experience into one product, DualDisc significantly enhances our customers’ enjoyment of their favorite artists,” said Thomas Hesse, president, global digital business, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. “We are happy to be working with Sonopress as we continue to roll out additional DualDisc titles, and meet growing consumer demand for this exciting new music offering.”
In order to replicate a DualDisc, a manufacturer must possess special molds and have the ability to replicate under very tight tolerances. Sonopress has worked closely with both Sony BMG and the RIAA to ensure that its facilities have the capabilities to produce certified DualDisc products.
“Sonopress prides itself on being at the forefront of new media products and formats, and DualDisc is one of the most exciting products to hit the market in some time,” said Andrew DaPuzzo, director of sales – audio, Sonopress USA. “We appreciate the opportunity that Sony BMG has given us to produce this group of DualDisc titles and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the company. Receiving a significant DualDisc order from a company with the reputation of Sony BMG is further validation of the extensive expertise Sonopress has amassed with DualDisc and other new products and formats.”