Many musicians, from Bob Marley to Lady Gaga, have released their music in USB Music Cards We’re all going to that direction, it seems like. If you’re cynical about releasing in USB, here are some legit reasons why you should start considering the idea:
#1 It’s practical since it’s reusable
After they buy your USB Music Card, they can transfer their music to their hard drives and then they can use your beautiful USB for their other files.
#2 Way more storage space than CDs
CDs only store up to 740 MB of music, while USB drives can store 1GB- 32GB or more. More room for music for special releases or compilation albums.
#3 You can put video interviews and music videos
Since you have practically unlimited space for USB music cards, you can now add all freebies you want from games to interviews to BTS to music videos. All these little freebies will be very much appreciated by your fans.
#4 There are millions of ways to customize a thumb drive.
You can have the standard USB Music Card or if you prefer another design, a more elaborate one, you can have flash drives with teddy bear design, beer can design, rocket design…anything at all. This is perfect for promoting your brand and luring your supporters to buy a physical product.
#5 Macbooks have no built-in CD Drives anymore
Since 2016, Apple No Longer Sells a Mac With a CD Drive. Apple has discontinued its non-Retina legacy MacBook Pro, the last Mac it sold with a built-in CD/DVD drive. The 13-inch notebook had not been updated since June 2012, but it remained available for purchase on Apple’s website for $1,099 until today.
And we’re sure it will be harder and harder to play CDs a decade from now.
#6 Good for your marketing.
It gives your fans the impression that you’re creative and modern and fun. You can also match it with your branding and create something buzzworthy.
#7 More options for fans.
Actually, forget #2 because It doesn’t mean you should choose between the standard CD and the USB Music card. CDs cost much cheaper and many fans still buy them today so it is still a must. Experts say bands should still sell CDs today. Just sell both to give your fans more options. It’s also a great way to make your merch table and website more appealing.
#8 Easy to store and carry.
CDs, especially if they’re special edition box sets, take up a lot of space and could be hard to stack and carry when you’re touring. Definitely not the case for USBs!
If you want to customize a good-looking USB and USB packaging, contact us and we’ll help you every step of the way.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.