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LPM already 100% compatible with new slotMusic format

September 22, 2008

By Michael P. Lazarus, Founder LPM

As many of our loyal customers already know, our latin music album downloads are delivered as zip files -digital packages with all the tracks in highest quality DRM free MP3-VBR, a small thumbnail jpeg of the album cover (for your digital player of choice) AND a full pdf scan of the CD booklet, meaning ALL the artwork, front and back covers, liner notes and musician credits.

Consequently we boast that www.LatinPulseMusic.com is the FIRST latin music digital store to be 100% compatible with the new slotMusic (TM) micro-memory card format from SanDisk -music's physical package of the future.

Here's what SanDisk's new dedicated site has to say:

�microSD� cards will soon be made available with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music.

What does slotMusic mean to Artists?
Musicians will find slotMusic cards offer a compelling new way to express themselves to their fans. With 1GB (gigabyte) of capacity, slotMusic cards can hold songs, as well as liner notes, album art, videos, and other creative content that an artist may choose. Consumers can also add their own content to a slotMusic card, creating a personal plug-and-play media library.

What are the benefits for consumers and music lovers?
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 � 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 � 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.�

AP Technology Writer RACHEL METZ reports about slotMusic on YAHOO NEWS:

"Particularly in this kind of economic climate, the idea of being able to use an electronic device you already own to enjoy music rather than going out and buying a dedicated player is pretty compelling," said Daniel Schreiber, who heads the audio-video business unit at SanDisk, which created the microSD card format and is working on the technology behind slotMusic.

Schreiber said slotMusic albums will be sold on 1 gigabyte microSD cards, which means they will be able to hold a full album and related content such as liner notes and cover art. Buyers will be able to use extra space on the cards to hold songs and photos from their own collections.

Transferring an LPM album download is only a matter of 'drag-and-drop' to your new slotMusic card ..... beautiful !

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