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POLYGRAM TO SHIP FIRST 100 DCC TITLES TO RECORD INDUSTRY

 POLYGRAM TO SHIP FIRST 100 DCC TITLES TO RECORD INDUSTRY
 AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyGram announced today that it will ship more than 100 pre-recorded Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) titles to major record company distribution centers around the world beginning the week of Monday, September 21.
 Hundreds of thousands of pre-recorded DCCs have already been produced at PolyGram's new DCC duplicating factory in Amersfoort for shipment to the European, American and Japanese distribution centers of the world's major record companies. Record companies receiving the first shipments of DCCs include BMG International, EMI Music Group, MCA Music Entertainment, PolyGram and The Warner Music Group.
 These first DCCs are ready to appear on record store shelves simultaneously with the introduction of DCC player/recorders over the next two months in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
 A total of 500 titles, which will be among the first to be heard on DCC, are being produced at the Amersfoort plant for the following major companies and their labels:
 -- BMG International: Arista, Arista Nashville, BMG
 Classics, BMG Latin, Ear Candy, Imago, Jive Records, RCA
 Records, RCA Nashville, Windham Hill Productions and Zoo
 Entertainment.
 -- EMI Music Group: Angel Records, Blue Note, Capitol
 Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Records, Liberty Records,
 SBK Records and Virgin Records.
 -- MCA Music Entertainment: DGC, GRP, Geffen Records and MCA
 Records.
 -- PolyGram: A&M, Decca/London, Deutsche Grammophon,
 Fontana, Island, Mercury, Philips Classics, Polydor,
 Smash and Verve, and through its distribution and license
 agreements, Motown.
 -- Warner Music Group: Atlantic, Atco/East West, Elektra,
 Elektra Nonesuch, Giant, Hollywood, Reprise, Tropical
 Storm, Warner Audio Notes, Warner Bros., WEA Latina and
 Sound Wave Records.
 The DCC music system is designed for home, in-car, personal and portable use and plays not only DCCs, but cassettes from listeners' existing collections.
 The DCC music system was invented by Philips Consumer Electronics of The Netherlands, and was co-developed by Matsushita Electrical Industrial Company of Japan.
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 /CONTACT: Dawn Bridges or Patricia Kiel of PolyGram Holding, 212-333-8576, or Mark Malinowski or Adam Chasnow of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., 212-697-5600, for PolyGram Holding/ CO: Philips Consumer Electronics; PolyGram Holding, Inc. ST: IN: HOU SU: PDT


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