Elvis On ScanDisk

Backed by four major music labels, SanDisk on Monday announced a new physical music format dubbed "SlotMusic" that's essentially an entire album on a MicroSD compact memory card. Wal-Mart and Best Buy are among the retailers that have already signed on to start selling the cards for the upcoming holiday season. The releases are mostly by current pop artists including Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, New Kids on the Block, Weezer, Usher, Chris Brown, Akon and Leona Lewis, but Elvis is also represented

With CD sales continuing to flounder, this latest effort to boost physical media sales is aimed at users of the millions of cell phones and MP3 players with MicroSD slots. They can insert the card right into the slot and immediately hear the music. The card will also come with a USB sleeve so it can be plugged in directly to any USB-enabled computer. SlotMusic cards will be sold without digital rights management restrictions and in the form of MP3 files from EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group.

Estimated price range: 7 to 10 $US
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Sep 22, 2008 
Elvis Presley on: eBay, iTunes, Amazon, Sheetmusic


EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 25, 2008report abuse
But Palle, these are just regular memory chips with mp3's copied onto them, and thats it! If you're interested in this "format" then just go buy a blank chip and copy your wanted music onto it. If youre unfamiliar with these it's just like an USB pen with files already copied onto it (technically it's the exact same thing, just different size/transfer speed).
Palle (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2008report abuse
"no booklet etc.", and yet Jerry buys FTD's. But I'm very interested in this format as I have no need for ugly covers (as most of the FTD's have); a booklet would be nice, but heck, there's so much info on the web that I don't need it - for me, it's all about the music (especially when they don't f)/(#)%) it up as FTD has in the past ... no quality control in the FTD camp!)
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2008report abuse
No good for me if I can't play my Sun 78s on it...
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2008report abuse
But, elvislives72, thats the whole point! The modern day teenage generation got access to, and know how to use the internet! Music distributed on plastic is for the oldtimers. And they don't want these micro chips - most of them don't even have an mp3-players or plan on getting one.

If you want to buy music as MP3s, why on earth should you want to exit the house, enter your car, drive to a store, see if they got the wanted music, pick it up if you find it, stand in line and pay for it, then drive home again when there are stores online like ministryofsound.com to download your wanted music right away. It just makes no sense whatsoever. Whats more, on these chips they will even include scans of the covers(!). *shakes head*
elvislives72 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
In case most of you failed to see this is not something for senior citizens to have their old timers music on. So this really doesn't apply to the baby boomer ole LP generation of technology. This is meant for a new modern day teenage generation. However it was impressive to see that the list of the 29 artists are either revelant or still breathing with the exception of Elvis. It's as if he's still an active artist. LOL I'm sure though The Beatles will be among those artists. If not then that speaks volumes for the King!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
continue : a clouded mind. I'm still alive and kicking, just bought myself a brand-new Fender Stratocaster and I'm still performing and rocking. Don't want to argue with anybody, so here's my point of view : James Burton, Glen Hardin, Jerry Sheff and Ronnie Tutt are all of my generation.
Do they have clouded minds ? I don't think so. So I hereby pay my respect to you and don't consider age of importance. So no hard feelings at all. Wishing you all the best in the future. I know you're a real Elvis-fan . Friends in sptite of the distance ( Belgium-Norway) OK ??? Always El.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
I'm not interested at all about this new format. Give me the good old vinyl LPs and the CDs with their info on the back-cover or -inlay. Have to agree with EspenK, although he called me some weeks ago " that old singer with a clouded mind". Well, EspenK, it's not because i'm 68 years old I should have
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
Jerry - agreed. No interest whatsover in this type of format.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
I read about this new format a while ago. In norwegian media it was entitled "the most stupid attempt from the music industry so far" and that pretty much sums up my opinion about this idea too. Distribute mp3's on plastic chips? Have they still not discovered the thing called internett for distributing mp3s? It's so stupid it's almost worth a prize.
Jerome returns (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
New Kids on the Block?..
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
You're probably right. But that means the rest of my music buying life just got a lot cheaper. No CD means no cover, no liner notes, no booklet etc. That's means no interest on my part. My money stays in my pocket.
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 23, 2008report abuse
It's the end of the CD as we knew it!
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2008report abuse
when is this gonna start happening?

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