Digital music has rapidly transformed the way people listen to and purchase music. From the days of fans standing in long lines waiting to buy the new album by their favorite artist, to now being able to click a button and instantly download a whole catalog of music, the media musicians use to distribute their music has completely changed as well. Custom USB flash drives have emerged as one of the most efficient and unique ways many musicians can package and sell their music.
Artists like Lady Gaga, the Beatles, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead and Bob Dylan have issued their latest albums or catalogs on custom USB flash drives. The customizability factor and durability, as well as the utilization of new technology, have made USB flash drives a contemporary method for musicians to release their work.
Stand out at the merch table
As opposed to mainstream CDs, USB flash drives can stand out among discs, especially when being distributed to a record producer or entertainment reviewer. In the world of band merchandise, offering recent live performances or latest releases on flash drives at the merchandise table are a brand establishing and eye catching way to get your work to your fans.
The content is not just restricted to music as well, as video footage, demo takes and behind-the-scenes content can also be included as extras on USB flash drives. Some electronic music artists have even included the individual tracks and samples from their music on promotional USB flash drives for fans.
Promote your music through custom packaging
With the huge variety of custom flash drives that can be made, musicians can take advantage of custom packaging that helps them sell their brand. Wristband and card sized flash drives can double as concert tickets or VIP access. In the case of rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, their latest album Like Clockwork was released on an 8GB USB flash drive that doubled as a beer bottle opener.
More traditional formats are possible with flash drive albums, like using a card sized flash drive and packaging it in a traditional CD size case that can fit into any disc collector’s library.
The reusability factor of flash drives makes them more than just a way to get your music to fans. With your band name, logo or album art on the flash drive, it’s an easy way to give your fans a useful everyday tool that doubles as music memorabilia.
The experts at Digital Copycat in San Francisco can help you build the perfect flash drive for your music. From custom flash drives and packaging to the data load, we ensure you get the highest quality flash memory on time. Call today at (866) 210-8768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start building your drive.