Digital music has swept over the globe in the last 10 years like a monstrous binary tidal wave. It’s everywhere – on your computer, phone, iPod, your wrist watch (soon), used by the radio stations you listen to, in the films you watch, and of course, on a ka-jillion (technical term) websites online. Now let’s take a quick step back, and think about this… less than 100 years ago we couldn’t even record music for mass consumption. Now, it’s 1s and 0s, available all across our great Blue Marble. The speed of this evolution has been insane, really.
This begs the questions…
How has recorded music come this far?
When did the transition from analog to digital occur?
Where is the cover art, track, and artist name for some of my digital music files?
Why has vinyl sprung back in recent years, in the wake of this digital ubiquity?
What is your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream?
Well, we can’t answer that last one for you, but we have the cheat sheet on the rest. Check out the graphic below for fun facts about the music transformation, and learn how to get the most from your collection in the digital age.
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