Century of Spinning Plastic Discs

By Wayne Shevlin Opening salvo of the 21st century: announcing the end of the copy economy – sunset on the century of spinning plastic discs. Viktor Vasnetsov – Grave-digger (1848 modified by WS) – Public Domain    The Byrds once advised aspiring rock n’ roll stars: “Sell your soul to the company, who are waiting thereContinue reading “Century of Spinning Plastic Discs”

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The record business? Its always been about the technology.

Edison, Berliner, Johnson invented the record business. They brought into being the modern music industry. Capturing sounds from the air so that they could be played back in any place and at any time. Imagine the revolution in thinking that brought about. And what do the three fathers of the music business have in common?Continue reading “The record business? Its always been about the technology.”

Memoirs of a Musical Dog – Edison to The Beatles

As part of their Omnibus series, The BBC made a documentary about the history of recording in the late 1980’s which was called Memoirs of a Musical Dog. It aired on Friday May 27, 1988. It’s very good and thanks to the power of youtube, you can see it here: Part One Early years ofContinue reading “Memoirs of a Musical Dog – Edison to The Beatles”