Music Execs Thinking Beyond iPod to New, Smaller Devices

While people worldwide clamour to buy Appleis new, ultra-small iPod shuffle, music industry executives are meeting at the Midem music industry conference in the French Riviera resort town of Cannes and thinking far into the future.

Reuters reports the execs are discussing such new music devices as "music through a wristwatch, hits played on a literally loud shirt or New Age themes on underwater headphones at the gym swimming pool during a hard-driving backstroke."

Mobile phone exeuctives are pushing their concept of built-in MP3 players. Companies from Vodaphone to Motorola are on hand showing their newest products. Sources tell The Mac Observer Motorola is showing off its soon-to-be released handheld with the capability to download and play music from Appleis iTunes Music Store.