compact disc

com·​pact disc | \ ˈkäm-ˌpakt- How to pronounce compact disc (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the new entity will administer royalty tracking and collection for mechanical rights for spoken word creators when an album is pressed onto vinyl, compact disc or converted to a download or stream. Claudia Rosenbaum, Billboard, "No Joke: Music Industry Veterans Turn to Royalty Collections for Comedians, Podcasters," 28 Oct. 2020 Albums on compact disc, digital storefronts, and even special edition vinyl are commonplace. Dia Lacina, Wired, "The Women Who Invented Video Game Music," 5 Oct. 2020 Hundreds of Los Angeles-area artists have been alerting Bandcamp listeners to their new music, with many providing extra incentives such as limited-edition T-shirts, vinyl variants and compact discs. Los Angeles Times, "Here are 5 awesome L.A. artists to support during Bandcamp’s COVID-19 initiative," 1 May 2020 Among notable work: Battelle’s inventions have contributed to the Xerox copy machine, vehicle cruise control, the compact disc and the bar code, also known as the UPC. cleveland, "Columbus-based Battelle is at the forefront of battling the coronavirus: 5 facts about the nonprofit firm," 31 Mar. 2020 In 1979, technology firm Philips demonstrated a prototype compact disc player during a press conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands., "This day in history," 8 Mar. 2020 The slaying happened in the course of the theft of two shotguns, two rifle, one sword, 29 compact discs and an undetermined amount of cash, according to court records. Carol Robinson |, al, "U.S. Marshals offer $10,000 reward in case of escaped Alabama murder convict," 27 Feb. 2020 The business of selling vinyl albums, in the midst of an unexpected , could have been facing its biggest existential threat since the rise of the compact disc. Los Angeles Times, "How a fire in the Inland Empire could spell doom for the worldwide vinyl LP boom," 14 Feb. 2020 At times, record players, records, cassettes and compact discs were sold. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Rockley Music Center preps for its final note at Lakewood location," 16 Dec. 2019

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Compact disc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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