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FAQs: 2017 DCI World Championship Audio/Video
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FAQs: 2017 DCI World Championship Audio/Video

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When will performances from the 2017 DCI World Championships be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray?

2017 DCI World Championship Blu-ray, DVD and CD sets are currently available and shipping from store.dci.org.

Why does it take so long after the summer to release this year's audio/video compilations?

In order to protect the original copyright owners and composers who allow Drum Corps International's performing ensembles to license their music, every effort is made to secure the appropriate licenses in order to offer the most complete performances as they appeared on the field this past August.

Which corps will be featured on those products?

This year Drum Corps International will feature performances of the top-25 corps from the DCI World Championship in Indianapolis on a four-disc CD set and the top-12 World Championship Finalists on a two-disc Blu-ray or two-disc DVD set.

Can I get any corps other than the top-12 finalists on video?

Due to the volume of song titles involved and the cost of securing the appropriate licenses, only the top-12 DCI World Championship finalist corps will be offered on Blu-ray/DVD.

Drum Corps International is currently working on securing licensing for World Class groups outside of the top-12 finishing corps, with the goal of making those performances available on MarchingMusicDownloads.com if and when approvals are secured.

Some drum corps not on the finalist Blu-ray/DVD sets may decide to produce their own videos independently. Check with the specific corps if you are interested in a particular performance.

Have edits been made to the performances?

Drum Corps International adheres to copyright law and respects the intellectual property rights of artists whose works are performed by its member organizations. Periodically, edits to performances are necessary due to these video and music licensing considerations. Drum Corps International performs these edits to the best of our ability to maintain the quality and integrity of the performances while still complying with intellectual property rights and copyright law.

The following performance edits have been made due to music licensing and permissions that are not available for distribution:

Blu-ray/DVD sets
• Blue Devils – 0:42 has been omitted ("Stay (from 'Interstellar')”)

• The Cavaliers – 2:02 has been omitted ("On the Nature of Daylight," "The Sun's Gone Dim")

• Boston Crusaders – 2:42 has been omitted ("Wicked Game")

• Blue Knights – 2:29 has been omitted ("107 Steps")

• Blue Stars – 3:14 has been omitted ("Come What May (Te Amare)," "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend,” "Kissing You")

CD set
• Blue Devils B – :09 of pre-recorded audio has been omitted

• Spartans – 1:55 of pre-recorded audio has been omitted

Why are they so expensive?

Unlike a Hollywood blockbuster movie release, Drum Corps International's World Championship CDs and videos are produced on a much smaller scale. Costs are set to cover a number of factors including production, duplication and music licensing fees.

Will audio/video titles be available for international distribution?

At this time, the sale of Drum Corps International's World Championship audio/video titles is limited to the United States.

What are the technical specs of the DVD and Blu-ray discs?

Blu-ray discs feature high definition video with DTS HD Master Audio Lossless 5.1. DVD discs feature standard definition video with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Will 2017 performances also be offered as Audio and Video Performance Downloads (APD/VPD)?

Yes, audio files of the top-25 2017 World Championship performances are currently available for purchase via MarchingMusicDownloads.com and will also be offered via iTunes and Amazon in the coming weeks. Video files of World Class corps (those with approved music licensing) will also be made available via MarchingMusicDownloads.com with an expected release toward the end of December, 2017.

Will I be able to watch live streaming performances of drum corps during the 2018 DCI Summer Tour?

Yes, DCI will once again offer live streaming video of select events from the 2018 Drum Corps International Tour via a FloMarching.com annual or monthly subscription.