September 29, 2005

But the cover art's really hard to see

It makes perfect sense that SanDisk or some other solid state memory maker would help the music CD evolve institutionally as this Red Herring story (among others) shows: SanDisk Banks on Stones Album. The lead grafs:

The new Rolling Stones album will be released in a package the size of a fingernail.

The British band's latest album, A Bigger Bang, will be pre-loaded on flash memory cards made by SanDisk starting in November, the company said Tuesday.

The Sunnyvale, California-based company also unveiled a new security technology to restrict users from copying or sharing any content stored on a card. The move aims to ease music studios' and artists' worries about copyright infringement.
This, I think, could be a huge part of the music industry's effect on reversing the current "open sourcing" of music -- and the decline of their business model. To be seen.

Posted by Grayson at September 29, 2005 07:21 AM