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The History of Music Players

by Josipa Štrok19. October, 2015

The music industry has been cherishing and entertaining us over decades by composing great songs over years. But what we would like to thank is mainly an electric portable device that made us expose to a long lived industry- Music players!

Music players have been an intrinsic part of our lives for decades, bringing with them fun, laughter and the irrepressible urge to dance. Since the first radio broadcast in 1910, public audiences have spent hours tuning in to the growing number of stations and getting to know the latest songs.

As the technology of music players developed into LPS, then tapes, CDs and MP3s, music has become a constant companion in our everyday lives. The vast range of music now available to us would not be so accessible if it were not for these technological advancements, which makes us even more appreciative of the earliest days of music player technology.

From gramophone to wireless speakers, devices on which we listen to music have changed dramatically over the years. From the phonograph which was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison, to Spotify playlists on today’s mobile devices… In this interesting infographic below, you can find out more about the brief history of the music players:

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