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.
The first vinyl record was introduced.
The first compact cassette was released by the Phillips company
The 8-track cassette was released.
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.
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.
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.