Future References

I must say that the prediction of the future I see in this Music Industry in the Timeline is a mix of my research and my assumptions.

2020 Ultrasound

Lee, S. (MARCH 14, 2012). he Future of Music Technology. Available: http://www.yalescientific.org/2012/03/the-future-of-music-technology/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

2015  Tunebot

KUSHNER, D. (AUGUST 20, 2010). The Future of Music Technology.Available: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/the-future-of-music-technology. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

2018 #Mention list

Moss, A. (25 April 2013 ). Twitter #music: the marriage between music and social interaction. Available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/apr/25/twitter-music-service-social?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

2017 Cloud

Welton, B. (29 April 2013 ). Moving to the cloud: when will your business be ready?. Available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/apr/29/cloud-business-strategy-moving-benefits?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

2013 GIG IT

Hernandez, B. (30 April 2013). Facebook Music Game GIG-IT Will Let Players Create Virtual Concerts. Available: http://mashable.com/2013/04/30/facebook-social-music-game-gig-it-concerts/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Chip Ear Player 2030

Streams, K. (November 8, 2012 ). MIT scientists create chip implant powered by your ears. Available: http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/8/3617512/ear-powered-implant-mit-study. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Future of Music in general

Davidi, A. (18 March 2013 ). Data is the future of music: Q&A with Alex Vlassopulos, Omnifone. Available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/mar/18/data-music-digital-cloud. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Reyhani, B. (MARCH 21, 2012). Innovation & the Music Industry. A Chat with EMI’s Barak Moffitt.. Available: http://reyhanilaw.com/blog/innovation-the-music-industry-a-chat-with-emis-barak-moffitt/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Oboh, K. (JUNE 10, 2012). The Future of Music: The Rise of Technology and Global Music. Available: http://goodmenproject.com/arts/the-future-of-music-the-rise-of-technology-and-global-music/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Rabhan, J. (ANUARY 31, 2013). Music Industry Predictions: Labels, Concerts, Licensing and More. Available: http://blog.reverbnation.com/2013/01/31/music-industry-predictions-labels-concerts-licensing-and-more/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Past Reference


Dave Lewis. (). Ottaviano dei Petrucci: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton .Available: http://www.allmusic.com/album/ottaviano-dei-petrucci-harmonice-musices-odhecaton-mw0000130751. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Mary Bellis . (). The History of the Edison Cylinder Phonograph.Available: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bledisondiscphpgraph.htm. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Mary Bellis . (). Emile Berliner – The History of the Gramophone.Available: http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventions/a/gramophone.htm. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Victor Talking machine Company

Leopold Stokowski. (). Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge Johnson and the Development of the Acoustic Recording Process. Available: http://www.stokowski.org/Victor_Eldridge_Johnson_Acoustic_Recording.htm. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Victor’s Patent expired

Harris, J. (07/24/2008). A Brief History of the Pre Internet Music Business. Available: http://www.scribd.com/doc/4067086/A-Brief-History-of-the-Pre-Internet-Music-Business. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

8MK Radio Station

McLeod, E. (8 Jul 98). What Was the First U. S. Radio Station?.Available: http://jeff560.tripod.com/first.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


33 1/3 Long Play

Thill, S. (June 21, 2010). June 21, 1948: Columbia’s Microgroove LP Makes Albums Sound Good. Available: http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/06/0621first-lp-released/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Transitor Radio

Spector, P. (December 3, 2011). A Brief History Of The Transistor Radio. Available: http://www.vintageradios.com/a-brief-history-of-the-transistor-radio/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Compact Cassette

Hartman, D. (). The History of the Cassette Tape. Available: http://www.ehow.com/about_5071119_history-cassette-tape.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Johnson, P. (9/20/2011). Timeline and History of the Walkman.Available: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/timeline-and-history-of-the-walkman.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Anwyn, A. (). The rise of the compact disc. Available: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/the80sareback/2011/02/the-rise-of-the-compact-disc/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Bellis, M. (). The History of MP3. Available: http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/a/MPThree.htm. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


AMP MP3 player

Bellis, M. (). The History of MP3. Available: http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/a/MPThree.htm. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Gearlog, G. (Oct. 27, 2010). LimeWire, Napster, The Pirate Bay: A Brief History of File Sharing. Available: http://www.geek.com/gadgets/limewire-napster-the-pirate-bay-a-brief-history-of-file-sharing-1359473/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.



Mick Brady. (2000). The End of the Napster Revolution. Available: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/3942.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


iTunes Store

Harris, J. (Apr 28 2013). Apple celebrates 10 years since iTunes Store launch – gallery. Available: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a476934/apple-celebrates-10-years-since-itunes-store-launch-gallery.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Pandora Radio

Patrik, K. (). Pandora Radio History. Available: http://www.ehow.com/info_12010299_pandora-radio-history.html. Last accessed 1st may 2013.


Revenues in US

Goldman, D. (February 3, 2010). Music’s lost decade: Sales cut in half.Available: http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/02/news/companies/napster_music_industry/. Last accessed 1st may 2013.

Music Industry

The reason I chose the music industry is because the technology has been shaping it in all senses since the late 1400s. From the music format that we’ve been listening to, to the distribution of music, and from the structure of the companies to royalties that are paid to the artists. This industry is far from settled.


It was an incredible experience going deep into an industry that is so close to us but normally we don’t spend much time thinking about it. It’s interesting to realize that tech is the main drive for this industry. But no matter how big a company is or how big the impact it has caused in the industry, nothing is forever. I started in the past and the deeper I dug, the more I saw that pattern is circular, always repeating. Individuals being taken over by big corporations later gave way to the power of the individual again. Entrepreneurs building world-changing technologies based on their own inventions, from 1500 until today. The history of the industry has always been dotted with naysayers, predicting the demise of the industry, but in the end something new always comes out shifting the way the industry works and it continues onward. No different from the past, I see the industry continuing to change the way artists make money. The industry will never die, it will just keep being reinvented.