Monday's Music 2.0 Briefing: Majors Add USB, AT&T Overprices Napster Tracks, Bands Broken Via MySpace & More
>>> Universal, WMG and EMI will sell music on USB flash drives. For now their singles plus bonus content for $10. (Engadget) Interesting idea, but lousy pricing vs. value delivered.
>>> OurDigitalMusic surveys the 40-80% savings available to buyers of refurbished iPods, Zens and other portable players. (here) Woot has 30G Zunes for a mere $79 today only, but only in brown which for some reason is a very unpopular color.
>>> AT&T is offering full song over the air downloads via Napster much like the deal they did recently with eMusic. Billboard says the tracks will sell for $3 each and Silicon Valley Insider outs them at $1.99 or $7.49 for 5. We hear the later price is right, but either way its absurd pricing that won't gain traction.
>>> Geekapedia has a list of bands that have hit the mainstream via MySpace and the net. (Wired)
>>> Virgin Mobile adds its first phone with streaming music capabilities. (TechWeb)
>>> Reuters looks at the growing number of options for online music consumers. (Reuters)