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Thanks Seva. This is the kind of info I was seeking. Did not know Sony took over EMI and UMG plants. 
Who owns what was Philips-DuPont Optical in North Carolina? Or does it exist anymore? Also, did Sony 
take over the Hanover Germany plant from UMG?

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From: "seva, soundcurrent mastering" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] where are CD's made these days?


> Sonopress (wholly owned by Bertelsman)
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> Sony (reportedly the largest, they took over EMI and UMG <UML nee Glenayre>)
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> Discmakers (if you want to include indie)
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> yes from HDD or SSD-fed data stream
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> don't know about the baked-in jitter.
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> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>> I'm hoping for fact-based accurate to-date info here. Factual input much
>> appreciated.
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>> Where are CDs being manufactured these days and who owns the plants? I
>> might be wrong in my understanding, but I think Universal and EMI and maybe
>> also Warner Music and Sony have mostly gotten out of the manufacturing
>> business. Have they sold or spun off their plants? If so, what entities own
>> them now? I might be wrong about Sony, they seem to own plants at least in
>> Japan and perhaps elsewhere. There used to be a reliable number/letter code
>> system in CD "deadwax" that indicated where a disc was made, and some
>> plants boldly stamped their insignia on the discs. This doesn't seem to be
>> the case today.
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>> Also, is replication the same as in the 80s and 90s -- is a glass master
>> still cut from a data stream (I would assume it comes off a hard drive
>> today rather than a 1630 tape)? Have there been further advances in
>> reducing baked-in jitter? I remember there were some advances in the 90s,
>> mainly in the glass master cutting.
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>> -- Tom Fine
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