Music labels trying new format: SanDisk's slotMusic mini flash memory cards
slotMusic cards are what they are called. It's an album in a mini flash memory card which is the new hope for the music industry. Since CDs are becoming extinct, they are hoping that these mini memory cards will boost sales as they are used in mobile phones, digital music players and some car stereos.
Move over, compact discs. Something the size of a fingernail may offer the music industry a way to boost sales in retail stores as CD purchases continue to decline.
The four major record labels plan to start selling their music on mini flash memory cards that can be loaded into some mobile phones, digital music players and car stereos.
Made by SanDisk Corp., the slotMusic cards are expected to go on sale before the holiday season at Best Buy Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Neither SanDisk nor the record labels would disclose the price of the cards, other than to say they would be comparable to CDs.
The jury is still out on whether this new idea is going to work. iTunes and online downloading are still the major players in the music industry so I wonder if these mini memory cards will catch on. I don't think I will buy it, will you?