The cards will be sold by retailers including Wal-Mart and Best Buy. The music will be encoded in high-quality MP3 format and will not be subject to so-called digital rights management, which limits where and how often a song can be played. Each card will have a capacity of 1GB, more than enough to store an entire album, with extra space left over. The space might be used by the labels or the artists for videos, interviews, album art, extra tracks, or other premium content.
The songs themselves will be universally playable on any phone, computer, or digital music player that supports MP3, including the iPod and iPhone. And while Apple’s devices don’t include memory card slots, several music players, including SanDisk’s own Sansa line and devices from Samsung, iRiver, and others, do. Check out SlotMusic HERE.