The Evolution of Music Formats
Before phonograph, a mechanical device that can reproduce a recorded sound, were invented by Thomas Edison in 1877, listening to music was a short and temporal experience. The invention of this recording device has transformed music into a huge industry, giving everyone a lifetime of physical music to listen to. And because of the development of technology, the physical format of music has evolved through time. From cylinder to vinyl records to cassette tape to compact disc and mp3, here is the history and many stages of evolution of music formats. See also a few Interesting Facts and Figures of Music in the Digital Age and Madonna: A Digital Story.