October 30, 2006

Oct30jpgOn this day in 2006, the English rock/pop group Keane became the first major act to release a song on a USB memory stick. For £3.99, fans could purchase the 512MB drive at HMV stores, plug it into their computer, and transfer the track ‘Nothing In My Way’, along with various videos and screen-savers.

The “single on a stick” format would fail to catch on.

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