CD format gets a “reboot” from Universal Music

From Reuters:

The world’s biggest record company is not ready to give the compact disc up for dead just yet, and is giving the venerable music format a revamp.

Universal Music Group, home to artists such as U2 and Mariah Carey, is rolling out three new tiers of CD packaging in Europe, ranging from lush deluxe editions down to bare-bones cardboard sleeves that are designed to compete with albums sold online.

Despite the hype about online music stores like iTunes, the huge majority of music is still sold on CDs, usually inside the “jewel boxes” that have been around for decades.

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