More than billion CDs have been sold worldwide since then and it remains the dominant format despite the growth in digital downloads. The CD was jointly developed by Philips and Sony and the disc has also become a key storage method for computer users. Piet Kramer, who was a member of the optical group at Philips during the disc's development, said: "When Philips teamed up with Sony to develop the CD, our first target was to win over the world for the CD. For Philips, this open innovation was a new approach and it paid off. Jacques Heemskerk, who was one of the senior engineers involved with the optical side of CD players, said the team knew they were building a revolutionary product. At the start of development there wasn't even a laser that would work well enough for our needs.
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Bowie at the Beeb is a compilation album by David Bowie , first released in Later editions contain only the first two CDs. The first pressing mistakenly included the second disc 2, track 12 version of the song " Ziggy Stardust " twice on disc two, missing the first disc 2, track 4 version. EMI declined to issue corrected replacement discs to customers, instead mailing out one-song CDs of the first version. This compilation also features a previously unreleased song, "Looking for a Friend" disc 1, track 15 , which John Peel said would be released as a single by Arnold Corns. The single was later cancelled. All tracks written by David Bowie except as noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
How do you listen to your music? Forty years ago the world got its first glimpse of what would become one of the most important music devices in history - the compact disc CD. The CD was invented in At a time before before online music existed, it became the most sophisticated way to store and play music. On the 25th anniversary of its first public release in , it was estimated that billion CDs had been sold worldwide. Here's everything you need to know about the CD.
The compact disc project was launched following Philips' failure with its video disc technology in The video disc was one of the first commercial products to take advantage of laser technology that could read information from a disc without any physical contact. Research into the video disc began as far back as , and itself was inspired by Italian Antonio Rubbiani, who had demonstrated a rudimentary video disc system 12 years earlier. In Philips began work on what was called the ALP audio long play - an audio disc system to rival vinyl records, but using laser technology. Lou Ottens, technical director of the audio division at Philips, was the first to suggest that the ALP be made smaller than the dominant vinyl format and should aim for one hour of music. Sony and Philips announce their joint taskforce The project initially flirted with the idea of quadraphonic sound but a disc with one hour of music had to be 20cm in diameter and so the plan was abandoned. In Philips began to take the development of a new audio format much more seriously. The team settled on Compact Disc because it was felt it would remind people of the success of the Compact Cassette.