of physical CDs and whether it will redefine the basic unit of music consumption. Technology definitely has a vital role in it, but before the modern equipment that we have right now, recording also started from humble beginnings. Sources: Beyond the Charts: MP3 and the Digital Revolution by Bruce Haring (Los Angeles: JM Northern Media LLC, 2000 Recording Technology History by Steve Schoenherr, (revised Feb. The move is a symbolic statement that in the Internet world, the artist is freed from the economic shackles of the record labels and record stores. Congress eventually passes a law requiring a royalty paid to the publishers for each mechanically reproduced song.
Capitol sees this as an exploration of the marketing capacity of the Internet; however retail stores see this as a threat to their sales. At the turn of the century, developments in the materials and the production techniques of both the disc and the cylinder give recordings a more clear, strong, and dynamic sound. With the introduction of the CD, the '80s become the most explosive boom period in recorded audio history, as consumers replace their vinyl collections. He gave a couple of demonstrations which caused a stir among American audio professionals. The duplication of cassettes is so simple that it has also created the new problem of record 'piracy' - the unauthorized duplication of recordings -which has become a large underground industry especially in countries where copyright legislation has lagged behind technological development. Napster debuts Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker debut the peer-to-peer file-sharing network Napster in May of 1999. Fidelity fights back, the industry's solution to fighting decreased record sales is to increase the sound fidelity of its recordings. Though extremely popular, the first jukeboxes are limited by the impossibility of mass-producing the bulky cylinders used in the graphophone. Adopting and building on the German technology, American inventors introduce the first portable audiotape recorders in 1951. In the absence of pre-recorded tape, the consumer will not buy the recorder.
A Brief History of the Recording Industry