A very popular consumer item was the phonograph. It was first invented in 1877 but it was so expensive it took a while for the homes in america to get ahold of it , by the time of the 1920’s 7 million homes had their hands on one but they were still pretty expensive. The phonograph was a music recorder and to the people of america it was important because that's where most of their music came from either that other radio. It was referred to by many names like “talking machine” or “music machines” or its proper word “phonograph”. The most popular phonograph was called the “victor victrola”. Its inventors were Thomas Edison, Emile Berliner,Eldridge R. Johnson. The newer version of the phonograph that was produced in the 1920’s didn’t have
Most successful musicians know a hidden art carried out by the work of a good sound engineer; it is essential for a magnificent album. For the rest of us novice listeners and fans, we believe what we hear through our speakers or played over the radio are the true skilled professional musicians, soaring at their craft. Most contemporary music, from pop to R&B and acid jazz to the sophisticated realm of orchestral film scores, has been modernized by several inventions encased within the studio. The art of audio engineering has taken on new forms, from the nuts and bolts, "plug it in, and see if it works" era into the digital world, because of these wonderfully tragic solutions to a
After reading "History Of The Cylinder Phonograph",by , it becomes obvious that the phonograph was made,but didn't work well,so it had to be refined,patented then marketed then sold and still in use today. I Know it had to be refined because in the article it states''Edison was working on a machine that would transcribe telegraphic messages through indentations on paper tape.'' "He experimented with a diaphragm which had an embossing point and was held against rapidly moving paraffin paper.The speaking vibrations made indentations in the paper.Edison later changed the paper to a metal cylinder with tin foil wrapped around it." Then after he refined it, he filed for a patent.The patent on the phonograph was issued on February 19,1877.
In the early 1950s a new way of making music was discovered. This method grew to be popular during the 1960s and remained popular for decades to come. Of course, this refers to the age of vinyl records, a time where the market was ruled by little black discs. A vinyl record is a circular grooved disc made from a petroleum based liquid ("What Are Vinyl Records?," n.d). They originally gained popularity for their uncanny ability to capture and replay music. Vinyls revolutionized the music industry, and naturally they became the main source of music distribution. The purpose of this essay is to educate the public about the physics, history, and the creative process behind vinyl records.
All the humming, wheel tapping, and foot stomping while listening to the car radio had to start with something, right? Well, Eldridge Johnson was the one started it all with a simple machine called the Victor Talking Machine. Johnson invented the spring mechanism that made recorded music a commercially a viable possibility. He was making recorded music on flat disks that soon later came to be known as the record. Musicians had to play up lose to a needle. It would create grooved patterns on the master disk. For many, many years, people had to leave the comfort of their homes to watch music be played. These inventions changed all of that into what we have today!
James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc James Russell was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1931. His first invention, at six years old, was a remote-control battleship with a storage chamber for his lunch. In 1953, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics and graduated from Reed College in Portland. Afterwards he went to work as a Physicist in General Electric's nearby labs in Richland, Washington. There he started many experimental instrumentation projects.
No one can deny that technology is actively changing the music industry. Production, distribution and sales of music have been affected dramatically within the last 10 years along with artists, composers, and technicians. Most of the changes have been great for consumers, but vastly negative for professionals in the music industry, however a few artists have found ways to adapt to the changing atmosphere of digitally downloaded music and use it to their advantage. We’ve seen music change form from physical, tangible products like records and CD’s to electronic single tracks stored in an invisible cloud. Two major factors in this sudden revolution are online music stores (specifically iTunes) and file sharing websites that allow music to be downloaded illegally.
When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music.
Nowadays, teenagers are living constantly surrounded by technology. Even if the younger generation may not see it, technology has had an impact on different factors. The widespread use of digital technology in the music industry has allowed consumers to reproduce digital versions of copyrighted songs inexpensively, with the help of many software and websites. There has been an increase in digital copying activities and those are most of the time claimed responsible for producers’ loss in revenues. While some people claim that the increase of digital technology has killed the music industry, in fact it has lead to innovation and new ways of consuming and sharing music, such as
In the midst of the United States’ “dot com bubble” (years 1997-2000), there was a surge in technology that brought about file sharing and digital downloads. Threatening the survival of the music industry and introducing a unique set of challenges for the industry to overcome. To remain relevant in the new global market of digital music online, the music industry would have to evolve and change with the introduction of each new facet technology had to offer. The introduction of digitally compressed music files, so easily attainable for a small fee or downloaded legally (pirated) for free, made the music industry reevaluate how to make a profit and protect copyrights. Social media created a visible opportunity for both consumers and artists to maintain digital relationships while providing a platform for consumers to follow and discover new musicians and bands, naturally, making the internet a promotional medium for artists. As the corner record shops closed to make way for virtual storefronts and instant downloads; the internet, digital downloading, and social media made an enormous impact on the music industry that has changed the way consumers purchase, source, listen to, and produce music today.
The creation of musical works has always been culminated by several different processes and usually involves many people. The process takes a lot of time delaying the release of music. Advancement in technology has played a significant role in the music production by lowering the length of time it takes to produce recorded material. Artists usually sign a contract with a recording company that markets their music products. The internet and low-cost recording technologies have created a “do-it-yourself” music movement. New artists have gained worldwide recognition without landing a recording contract with a major record label.
Technology and music have always had a connection; a marriage. As one progresses, the other
The evolution of the music industry follows the familiar pattern of digitization. Innovation began with the introduction of the vinyl record, transitioned from the cassette tape to the compact disc and landed us in an era of digital downloads. The emergence of music streaming services like Spotify has progressed the industry even further, giving consumers the ability to access music on demand using download-free online platforms. Spotify faces criticism from artists as a result of the overlap of creativity and commerce. They argue that business activities corrupt creativity, transforming it into a tool for profitability rather than an outlet for expression. Artists insist that Spotify deters album sales, favors established artists and fails to support them financially. However, Spotify was created for consumers. It delivers an accessible alternative to purchasing and downloading music. The interplay between creativity and commerce is changing the nature of the music industry. Spotify has adapted to this change, providing a platform that supports both artists and consumers. Through analysis of the market, artist’s revenue, record labels and consumers, I will argue that artists should accept the evolution of the industry and support Spotify.