From Vinyl to Digital: The Changing Nature of Music

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Vinyl to digital The new era of how music is heard 1. The evolution of listening to music The modern day society is highly developed and the sector setting the trend for this development is represented by the technologic industry. Throughout the past recent decades, technology has evolved from an inaccessible dimension into one which impacts all aspects of the modern day life, from the making of breakfast to the means in which the people complete their professional tasks. The evolution of technology is as such noticeable at all levels of life, including the means in which the people engage in leisure activities, such as listening to music. Music became more accessible to the public in 1877, with Tomas Edison's invention of the phonograph. Up to that point, music was being listened to in rare occasions and it often constituted a treat. It was listened to in church, in concerts or in the homes of people and it was associated with a special event (Interactive Media Lab). Starting with the twentieth century however, technology evolved and new devices were created to allow people to listen to music. One example in this sense is represented by the gramophone, followed by the magnetophones, the jukebox, record players, cassette players, compact discs players or the more innovative iPods. This evolution of listening to music is reflected at multiple levels, such as the increasing ability to listen to music not only on special occasions and places, but anytime and in

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