That’s the hope of Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe, the creators of ZinePak. From Billboard:
A New York-based startup, the company seeks to recapture the pleasure of holding a musical object in your hand — packaging CDs with mini-magazines and merchandise. Their version of Katy Perry’s Prism came with decals that fans can stick on their fingernails.
“We hear from people all the time on social media or in emails that this is the first time they’ve bought a physical album in a decade,” says co-founder Kim Kaupe. She and co-founder Brittany Hodak came from advertising backgrounds and quit their jobs because they saw sales potential in reaching out to “superfans.”
Meanwhile, the music industry is trying to get their act together when it comes to setting standards for high-def/high-res audio. This is from Digital Trends:
According to a report by Twice magazine, high resolution audio’s new standard definition is, “lossless audio that is capable of reproducing the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from better than CD-quality music sources.” Better than CD means that the audio must chart above the standard 44.1kHz sampling rate, and 16-bit resolution, or the equivalent quality for files that don’t comply with those measurements, such as DSD/DSF files.
Perhaps most illuminating, the collaboration between industries has spawned four major ‘voluntary’ file types, described as Master Recording Qualities, which would allow file types to easily be identified with a three letter rating. The new file types are outlined as follows: