Flash Drives: The Future of Music Distribution?
A few years ago it seemed as if the next generation of music fans would never know the joy of dropping the needle on their favorite album and getting lost in the album art. But in recent years vinyl has seen a major rebound is sales. The record hasn’t replaced the CD just yet but it is part of a fast growing trend of record companies trying out alternative distribution models in the face of declining CD sales. One of the more recent and some say more promising modes of music distribution is the USB or Flash Drive. Major artists like Frank Black and Mars Volta have jumped on board and are releasing USB only albums. David Brown reports on the growing popularity of the USB.