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The Evolution of Music Formats

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Over the years music has transformed dramatically. It seems that over the last twenty years or so, the evolution of music formats have only accelerated, each one better than the last. So why don’t we take some time to reflect on how far we’ve come? Although there have been several other formats before the one we are starting with, we are going to start here because of popularity and common knowledge.

 

 

1948

The first vinyl record was introduced.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/26/turn-record-into-bowl

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/26/turn-record-into-bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962

The first compact cassette was released by the Phillips company

http://industrial.design.iastate.edu/501/files/2012/08/Philips_UCII_60.jpg

http://industrial.design.iastate.edu/501/files/2012/08/Philips_UCII_60.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965

The 8-track cassette was released.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982

The CD (or Compact Disk) revolutionized the music world and is still in use today. It is perhaps the longest used music format in history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993- Present

Making CDs a thing of the past (even though some people refuse to let go of theirs) the digital age brought us a new, electronic way of getting the music we wanted. So, the MP3 was born. Although this brought positive revolution, it also brought many problems along with it like piracy because of the ease of access.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So with all the massive changes in the formats of music and in the music industry through the decades, who’s to say what’s next? Can you even imagine? Does it (or CAN it) go further than the MP3? I guess we will just have to wait and see.

 

Sources:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111020104625AA2c0s6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramophone_record

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