In the 19th century, technology allows the first experiences of recording voice and music. This possibility began a race for inventions, patenting and producing records that contained music. For the first time, playing and listening to music could take place in separate moments. This was a huge historical milestone. However, this was still a new technology and not at everyone’s reach. It had scientific uses and was also present at the First World War.
Broadcasting Music 1920’s -1940’s
Together with the big bands and the first big recording companies, the national broadcasting systems started to grow around Europe. BBC is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation. The public service corporation and businesses started struggling for existence during the 1920’s. The music industry, the technology and the compositions changed forever since.
Rebel with a Music – 1940’s – 1960’s
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ marks the turn of an era. The multiple sounds disperse in the rich and diverse popular geographies of society are unified under one label, one style, one product. Also youth is practically invented as a space of growth before adulthood. Music becomes a political expression and a form of social reclamation.