Universal Music Group has partnered with CreateSpace, an Amazon.com company, to release classic out-of-print CDs using their disc on demand service. Titles featured will be recordings by artists such as B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, Patti LaBelle, Judy Garland, the Mamas & the Papas, Louis Armstrong, and Chuck Berry.
Now, all four major labels are now using CreateSpace to make their catalogs available. This allows them to bring their content to market with little risk.
Soon, over 3,000 UMG titles will be made available via CreateSpace.
"The CreateSpace service provides fans with a dynamic new way to obtain many of their favorite catalog albums that have long been out of print," Bruce Resnikoff, president and CEO of UMG, told Hypebot. "By offering an abundance of choice and an easy-to-use interface, CreateSpace allows current and future fans to discover and rediscover this beloved music with a simple click of the mouse."
Initial releases from UMG will include titles such as:
- Louis Armstrong, "Back Through the Years: Centennial Celebration"
- B.B. King, "Take it Home"
- Mamas & Papas, "California Dreamin'"
- Loretta Lynn, "Greatest Hits"
- Conway Twitty, "The #1 Hits Collection."