SlotMusic is trying to make a mark in a iTunes dominated world. But just what is it and is it even worth it? SlotMusic is backed by Universal Music Group, SONY BMG, Warner Music Group, and EMI Music and made by Sandisk. Their plan is to put music albums on MicroSD cards that you can put in cellphone and it is filled with DRM free high quality MP3s. Here is a quote from their site.
“slotMusic cards enable consumers to instantly and easily enjoy music from their favorite artists without being dependent on a PC or internet connection. Users simply insert the slotMusic card into their microSD-enabled mobile phone or MP3 player to hear the music â€“ without passwords, downloading or digital-rights-management interfering with their personal use.
slotMusic cards will be bundled with a tiny USB sleeve ensuring seamless interoperability with all computers â€“ Windows, Linux and Mac. The upshot is that slotMusic will enjoy an unparalleled, pre-existing install base at launch: hundreds of millions of multimedia-phones, virtually any computer with a USB connector and a growing number of in-car sound systems will be able to play slotMusic cards. ”
This is their attempt to replace the CD. Is this even relevant now in the age of Digital downloads and iTunes. While this might be good for places like Airports where snagging a MicroSD for a plane trip would be cool if the price was right, will this be a mainstream hit. Leave a comment and let us know.