Philips began to introduce its Compact Disc Interactive (CD-I) technology to industrial users before marketing it as an entertainment system for all consumers. It is based on a CD-ROM (read only memory) technology which stores and reads information in the same way as a compact disc. CD-I systems can play audio discs and films as well as numerous other publications from computer games to illustrated encyclopedias.
Philips introduced the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) which was compatible with the magnetic audio cassette. The DCC was the same size as the musicassette and the new players were capable of playing both formats. Unable to reach agreement with Philips over the format of digital recording technology, Sony responded to the challenge of DCC by introducing the MiniDisc (MD) which combined the reproduction quality of a CD with the ease of recording of the audio cassette.
In spite of the arrival of DCC and MD, the CD still remained the dominant format.
The first DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) product was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. DVD is essentially a faster CD with a huge capacity capable of holding video as well as audio and computer data.
Elton John’s tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, "Candle in the Wind 1997" became the fastest selling single ever and was certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA within 24 hours of release.
Music piracy on the Internet, using the MP3 format, became a cult activity. Watermarks, which cannot be heard, were introduced for music.
SDMI specification published, aiming to provide a legal alternative to pirate music.
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2008 Computer DJing Industry Survey
Educational Review Material
The purpose of the survey is to collect product-anonymous information about computer DJs, which we will aggregate and publicly share with the hardware manufacturing and software development community community. The survey features multi questions, and upon completion you will be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes and software. All responses will remain completely anonymous and no personal information will be shared, harvested or sold.
The more completed surveys we get, the better our data will be, meaning our findings will be of greater interest to the hardware manufacturing and software development community. Be sure to take the survey! All of your information will remain anonymous, and once we receive enough responses, we'll announce when we'll publish the data.
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DJ Summit Review DVDs
Did you miss last years Computer DJ Summit? After two years of coveing many 101 topics, future Summits will now focus on advanced learning. If you missed the wealth of information shared during the Summit you will find several review DVDs now available in the official CPS Store. These DVDs will catch you up for future events. DVDs ar available in two disc sets and mega sets. Click here for details.
CPS Certification Gives an Edge
In a white paper titled Certification: Networking With the Best, George R. Conrade, wrote, "Certification is an excellent way to gain a competitive edge and give proof of your abilities, knowledge, and level of skill. To be certified in any profession, whether it's as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or as a CPS Certified Disc Jockey (CPSDJ), means you have joined a network of individuals who meet consistent, knowledge-based standards of ability, position, experience-even ethics. When you pursue certification, you're testing yourself against these standards of proficiency." Click here for details.
2008 Computer DJ/VJ/KJ Summit
Special announcement... The 2008 DJ Summit will be hosted where it all began Atlanta, Georgia. This years event will be groundbreaking for the novice and experienced Disc Jockey. Anyone “already” or “planning” to mix mp3s or other music file format with hardware, software or combination of both. Block your schedule and don't forget to attend the Monday evening " Weddings Ground-0" seminar to discover the plans for the 2009 Summit.
NOTICE: The 2008 Summit is being held in a High-Tech room where you can plug-into the live experience. This is a full extended day of seminars. Sundays Atlanta-Ground-0 Experience is a day of networking and touring landmark locations of the city.