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Encyclopedia > CD single

A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. The format was introduced in the mid to late 1980s, but didn't gain its place in the market until the early 1990s. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... A Compact Disc (CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ...

CD singles soon eclipsed sales of other single formats like vinyl and the cassette single, but starting in the late 1990s, record companies began to issue fewer CD singles, to the point where Billboard Magazine changed their rules to allow singles without commercial releases to chart. As a result of this rule, the production and sales of CD singles greatly dropped in the United States. Insert from the Winter cassette single by Tori Amos The cassette single was a music recording format that debuted in the 80s. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

The release of CD singles in America continued into the 2000s, but 2001 saw the last major surge of CD single releases. Some record companies like Arista/BMG and the imprints of Sony Music Entertainment even tried re-releasing old singles to reboost the market, but to no avail. CD maxi singles, however, continue to exist in greater quantity for the dance music market. Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures offered Clive Davis the presidency of its record division, Bell Records, in 1974. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... A maxi single or maxi-single is a music single release with more than the usual two tracks (generally an a-side song and a b-side song). ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ...

Just as the CD single replaced the cassette single (which replaced the 7" vinyl single), CD singles are being replaced by the digital download. A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official legally released music single released by artists to the public. ...

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CD Baby: DREAMFIELD: take me with you (1859 words)
My only complaint is this is a very short CD so the escape is shortlived, still, I have no regrets with my purchase as this is one of those rare finds that will always have a special place in my collection.
The music Dreamfield makes on this CD is like a long, sensuous veil of evening emerging from the dusk enrapturing the listener in tones that subvert and question reality with enigmatic musicality.
The music Dreamfield makes on this CD seems to color a shadowy world of emotions, moments and people through their opaque yet tuneful trance structures.
Single (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1625 words)
Although non-album singles are sometimes released, the lead tracks (and sometimes B-sides) of singles usually come from an album (either one already released or one about to be) and the release of the single is partly to promote sales of the album, and to ensure radio playlisting.
CD singles often feature "radio edit" or "single edit" versions of the main song, which differ from the original recording in being edited to an attractive length for radio play, having expletives censored (often by re-recording with different lyrics), or both.
Singles have been issued on various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch vinyl discs (usually playing at 45 rpm); 10-inch shellac discs (playing at 78 rpm); cassette, 3 and 5-inch CD singles and 7-inch plastic flexi discs.
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