Week 3 pt 2 - • The recording industry then required...

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SPCH 2050 Sound Recording Media of Mass Communication, Chapter 5 The History of Recorded Sound In 1857 a French inventor recorded sound mechanically (phonautograph) In 1877 Thomas Edison Learned how to re-produce sound- to record it and play it back. In 1887, Emilie Berliner learned how to mass produce records In the early 1900s, American companies produced basic record players In the 1930s, Germans developed audio tape o Actual cassette tapes weren’t available commercially until 1948 Stereo sound wasn’t widely available until the late 1950s Digital recording was invented in 1978 MP3 was approved as an official format in 1991 The Apple iTunes store debuted in 2001 Records vs. Radio Radio cut record sales in half in the first year of its existence
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Unformatted text preview: • The recording industry then required radio stations to pay for playing songs • The end of prohibition increased record sales, because… • Eventually, the recording industry realized that radio was a good advertisement for records • Now, record companies sometimes “pay” radio stations to play specific songs Pop Music: It Ain’t Just Miley • Music first achieved mass popularity through the sale of piano sheet music • Most of this was early jazz or theatrical music… o But people still thought it was going to destroy America • Early pop music was dominated by white vocalists New Challenges • Digital technology makes it easier for music to be produced outside traditional recording studios •...
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