Music and technology aid one another. In a way a person can capture music they love through technology and then the electronic companies flourish due to the sale and popularity of these electronic devices. If a person wants to listen to music they can turn on a stereo or TV, choose a CD or DVD to play, or listen to a songs downloaded in ITunes. All of these devices are proof to show how technology is used to record, play, and change the way music is heard. A look through history will show how far society has come in music alone. The development of technology has changed the way the music industry operates and the way society hears and purchases music today.
It started off with humming, then singing. People sang in church choirs, in the…show more content… Edison believed that the phonograph would have a positive effect on business, culture, and education. Out of the invention of the phonograph, three distinct qualities were discovered of recorded music: portability, affordability, and repeatability. Thanks to the phonograph and its portability, Americans could hear the “classics” through recordings since professional musicians’ never ventured to the rural areas. Portability would have meant nothing if not for its affordability. In 1890 the cost of the phonograph was $40, and by the 1900’s it was reduced down to five dollars. Poor blacks could also afford the phonograph, and in their minds it was a way to try and achieve equalities among whites by listening and learning their culture. Repeatability was believed to serve two main functions: to single out the good music versus the bad and to help listeners to appreciate the art of the classics. Due to the fact that recording music had a maximum of three to four minutes, musicians had to drastically cut the time of their music to make more money. The phonograph was later called a gramophone and then it was known as the wax cylinder. The phonograph went out of “style” when the FM radio was invented and spread throughout American homes.
In 1933, what thought to be just a dream, became a reality. Edwin Armstrong invented the