Forget the last century in music portability. It is all posed for another shift. Who would have thought in 1960, when the 8-track tape was just a few years old, that within 40 years, the music community would transition from portable 8-track car decks to the cassette Walkman and portable CD players.
The last 10 years have been expanded even further with MP3 players and iPods. Although these devices have been around for some time, the way we get our music stored on them is getting ready for a drastic change.
Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to hook up a USB cable from your iPod/iPhone/MP3 player to your computer every time you wanted to “sync” new music to your listening device? Computer network trends have a new buzz word: cloud networking. Now, get ready for music in the clouds. Instead of having all of your music stored in iTunes or Windows Media Player, MSpot now proposes having an internet cloud that can be accessed from any computer, whether Mac or PC, or listening device. This would allow users to upload music from their iTunes or Windows Media account and have it permanently stored online. This way, you can be adding songs from your home computer, or a remote location, and have them automatically synced to your listening device without those pesky cables.