NEW YORK -- BMG Entertainment here is emphasizing its recent music DVD releases as holiday gift items, citing the fact that music DVD sales are at an all-time high.
ync: Live from Madison Square Garden," "Britney Spears: In Hawaii Live and More," plus three discs from the Backstreet Boys: "All Access," "A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys" and "Homecoming Live from Orlando."
For very young audiences the BMG Special Products division has "Mozart Babies," with toddlers cavorting to the reportedly IQ-raising music of Mozart.
And for older customers there are performances in a variety of genres. These include "Santana: The Supernatural Tour," "Yes: House of Yes," "Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits" and "Dave Matthews Band: Listener Supported."
MVD Raves On
OAKS, Pa. -- As a gift for teen technophiles Music Video Distributors here recently added an expanded DVD version of its VHS release "Better Living Through Circuitry," both available at sell-through pricing.
The critically acclaimed documentary, self-described as "a digital odyssey into the electronic dance underground," looks at rave music (in its multitudinous forms) and culture via performance footage, dance-floor coverage and artist interviews. Among the documented performers are genre stars Moby, The Crystal Method, Electric Skychurch and Lords of Acid.