One More Useless Initiative: USB Flash Drives To Replace CDs
CD sales are going anywhere but up, leaving a lot of room for new initiatives that might boost the figures once again. The latest idea is to replace CDs with USB Flash drives.
October 19, 2007
The first singles to be released on USB sticks come from Keane and The Pussycat Dolls, while the first artist to have an album retail in this form is Kanye West.
The new initiative is also backed by Warner and EMI, with the former planning the release of a “part-album” from band Hadouken! on USB, and the latter planning a similar thing for Pink Floyd.
As you may recall, Universal is also backing another more-or-less useless project called Ringle, which offers three songs (one main track and two B-side tracks) and one ringtone from a certain artist.
It must be tough accepting that sales of physical media just won't do anymore, but try to face it guys. The old model is pretty much dead and will be buried in a couple of years. And yes, Apple has been one of the companies digging the grave, thanks to its iPod and iTunes store. Or is it iShovel?