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Before having the ability to record, most music was played at home and was sold in sheet music format. The invention of Edison’s sound capturing phonograph cylinder gave birth to the art of recording sound. Though he intended it to be more for capturing a dictation or recording of business like endeavors. Later his technology was modified to capture acoustic recordings. From there the technology was continuously modified to properly capture the sounds of various instruments. Recording at this time was limited and raw. No real room for edits, so artists had to be ready to cut a record in one take. Also, to create multiple records they were having to play the same tune multiple times. This led to there being many different recordings of the same tune on different records, depending on how many copies they wanted to make. This led to music eventually being sold in a recorded format and musical performance as opposed to sheet music. Eventually, the prototype to what would be the modern turntable, the Victrola, became a centerpiece of the home. The technology was expanded upon and recording studios began recording master disc electronically. They could then duplicate these recordings for mass production. Thus bringing the performers from all over right into your home. With the invention of the Jukebox, humans had the option of multiple bands with the press of a button. As the options grew, recorded music created a divided taste. The division evolved into a cultural phenomenon, with the music of the youth fueling their revolution. Though some generational gaps were expanding, other cultural gaps disintegrated.
I feel that technology now giving us the ability to record at home and on the go is perpetuating that phenomenon. Even right here at Earworm Entertainment, we are constantly pushing the envelope and breaking boundaries. By creating our media and distributing it worldwide at an independent level we are adding on to this cultural phenomenon. Dissolving borders and building bridges.
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