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The Development Of The Music Player

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natalie alexander

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The Evolution of MUSIC players
Phonautograph 1857
Gramophone 1887
The first device capable of recording sound signals, could not reproduce sound signals though. Invented by Frenchman Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
Portable Transistor Radio 1954
The first disc music player named by Emile Berliner, Berliner was the first inventor to stop recording on cylinders and start recording on flat disks or records.
Portable Stereo 1962
Audio Cassette Tape Player 1963
8-Track Tapes 1965
Walkman 1979
Portable CD Player 1984
The first transistor radio hit the consumer market on October 18, 1954. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. It allows people to listen musical everywhere for the first time.
Ipod 2001
Henry Kloss developed the first portable stereo: KLH Model 11. The Model 11 was the first transistorized stereo system, it was a milestone in the development of portable music players. Fitting into a briefcase, though the product was heavier, it was still able to be lugged around.
Ipod Touch 2007
In 1962 Philips invented the Compact Cassette medium for audio storage, and in 1963, he introduced the audio cassette tape format that became very popular.
It was created in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation. 8-track tapes were introduced to bring portable music into cars. People could now listen to music on the go, and they did there daily chores.
In 1979, Sony introduces the Walkman portable audio cassette player, initially called the "Soundabout."The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones.
The first audio player released was the D-50 by Sony in 1984.It was released just one year after the introduction of CDs on the market. CDs were the next big thing after the tape player
MP3 Player 1998
SaeHan, a Korean company, created the first ever MP3 player called the MPMan, and it appeared on the shelves of stores by the summer of 1998. This product made music more accessible for everyone.
In 2001, Apple introduced the very first iPod. It becomes the most popular music play in a very short time because it large storage space and convenient operation system.
Ipod Touch is a portable music and video player, handheld game console, and email-capable personal digital assistant, designed and marketed by Apple Inc in 2007. It starts a new generation of music player. Apple is now one of the most popular companies for music players. If you think music, you now think Apple.
The tape player became so popular, they eventually made one into a child's toy. The product then became a household must-have, as well as a family-friendly device.
Has allowed the distribution of music and culture, so that people can listen to music in their own homes--and later wherever they want to be.

Allowed music to be fully appreciated and played whenever, as opposed to only being able to hear it if you can afford to see the artist in person.
With the evolution of music players, the act of music piracy has also evolved. What started out as simple forgery has turned into an actual pastime that is widely accepted around this world. The problem with this is that it denies the artists the money that they are entitled to by downloading their music for free. This is especially noticeable in recent years, what with the invention of burning CDs and downloading music straight off of YouTube as opposed to just buying the albums themselves.
What device do you think was more socially innovative?
a) The MP3 Player
b) The Walkman
c) Portable Radio
How has the music player developed through the year?
What changes has Apple made to the music player device to enhances the levels of social activity?
Did you ever have one of these?
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