From the beautiful sounds I first heard when my Dad demonstrated Grandpa’s Victrola wind-up 78 record player to today’s portable players, the technology has continually advanced. My grandparents could scarcely have imagined carrying their music around their necks in a device smaller than a stick of chewing gum, or carrying their entertainment around everywhere they went (Zens, iPods, and even cell phones!). Technology has always played a key role in the way we receive and share our entertainment. Developments along the journey liberate the current generation, offering fresh options and eliminating the obstacles of the past. Today we can receive and enjoy our music and media anytime and anywhere. And there is so much more to come.
1900’s Victrola record player
The music evolves as well. And, as they say, “It all starts with a song.” The creation of and inspiration for the songs remains a God-given gift that flows naturally for some and is a labor of love for others. It’s about expression, statement, dialog, private reflection, mood, etc. In this regard, the technologists who drive the industry forward and the artists that create the music are alike.