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In 21st century, listening to music is getting easier and easier with many modern and high-tech devices. The development of audio technology now allows us to listen to any songs we like with just a smart phone. Saying goodbye to the time that we have to write down the lyrics and look for the songs among radio and compact discs. Now, with just many applications and software, just by one click and we will know the name of the song is playing. With such an amazing help from technology, have you ever wonder how long it takes for us to get here? When was the first music device invented? This article will answer those questions by get you through the timeline of music device development.

Where All the Stories Began

The very first music device was music box and the device was made in Jan, 1811. It is an automatic musical instrument that produces sound by placing pins on a revolving cylinder or disc. The original music box was tiny container that can fit into a waistcoat pocket. In 1815, the very first factory that produced music boxes was opened. The industry quickly expanded to many countries including Germany and US. From a tiny music box, this music device then was developed into giant designs and many other variations. And at the end of 19th century, music box was rapidly replaced by player piano. Nowadays, there are still music box manufactures around the world but mostly for decoration purpose.

1850s to 1900s

After the birth of music box, in 1857, phonautograph was invented by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville. The device is known as the earliest device that could record sound. Phonautograph transcribed sound waves as undulations using a traced line on smoke-blacken paper or glass. Not long after the invention of phonautograph, 1870s, phonautogram was defined as device can provide records that contain enough information about the sound in theory. However, with the insubstantial two-dimensional line, physical playback could not work until computer technology recreated the records in 2008.

In 1876, the piano player was invented and one year later, in 1877, the first phonograph was created by Thomas Edison. The invention soon made massive change in the music and audio industry. The device was mechanical recording and reproduction of sound using the vibration waveforms. The machine then was improved by Alexander Graham Bell who is the first patterned for a practical telephone that change the way human communication.

After the significant change from phonograph, in 1889, the first jukebox was introduced. The invention was an innovation from phonograph which involved rubber tubes and was activated by coin in each tubes. Back then, the device was incorporated with other devices until inventors implemented on this automated music-playing device.

During 1900s

20th century has witnessed huge changes in the music and sound industry as many significant inventions were born and set the foundation for many innovations later. The first invention in 20th century was radio station in Nov, 1920. KDKA was the very first commercially licensed radio station over the world. The station can operated on clear channel and broadcast. As the radio station was available, the radio industry was booming for radio products such as rec.

Not until 1964 had eight-track player and tape been invented. It was a magnetic tape sound-recording technology. The invention was innovation from four-track cartridge. The stereo 8 was then introduced under Lear Jet Corporation and was a massive hit in the sound and audio industry. After that, with the corporation with automobile industry, 8-track players started to be installed in cars which then were available in many cars and trucks through the early 1980s.

However, the era of 8-track did not last for long with the introduction of cassette in 1971. The invention then changed the entire music industry by allowing record dictation for high-quality music playback. Many music production then switched to cassette and the production line started to expand with many products and innovations.

Five year later, the first boom box was patterned. It was a portable transistorized cassette tape recorder or player with AM/FM radio. The design composed of two or more loudspeakers, an amplifier, radio tuner and cassette player. The louder and heavier bass will require bigger design. This music device soon became an icon in urban society and closely linked to American hip-hop culture.

The music industry then experienced another change with the invention of Walkman which is a portable cassette player through headphones. The device soon became a favorite music player by teenagers and music fans.

Another big change in 20th century was the introduction of compact disc or CD in May, 1982. The invention was the result of digital technology which allowed higher music quality than cassette. The circle thin shape can contain more songs than cassette and not very soon until the CD era had took over the world. Not for music, along with computer and electronic innovations, VCD was born. The invention then changed the direction of music industry as many music player manufacturers started to release CD-player products including boombox and Walkman.

In the late 20th century, finally the MP3 was invented. With the help of computer science and Internet, we finally can download music from online website, setting another platform for music industry besides physical sales. Music devices then had another ultimate shift from CD to digital music and the era of digital was just beginning.

In the Beginning of 21st Century up to Now

21st century started with the first portable media player in 2002. Many innovations came after and Ipod generation began to boom. The product is a pioneer in using touch sensitive controls to scroll down the playlists. The music industry was remarkably changed with smaller MP3 player, media playback and yes, touch screen. The music devices and players are getting smaller with many applications and functions built in. Smartphone comes along and changes the game of music industry for its music functions. In 2010, we finally had to say goodbye to Walkman – an icon of music player in 80s after the dominance of CDs and MP3. With the fast changing environment, we will continue to witness more amazing creations and innovation in music device industry in near future.

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At the BET Awards, Jack Harlow invites Brandy to rap over “First Class.”

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Brandy made an appearance on Jack Harlow’s song “First Class” during his performance at the BET Awards 2022.

Review of Jack Harlow’s “Come Home The Kids Miss You”: charming storyline and filler songs

At the ceremony on June 26, the Louisville rapper took the stage and opened with the song “Poison” from the album “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” DJ Drama was in charge of the DJ booth. Before ‘First Class,’ the second and concluding song of the set by Harlow, could begin, Lil Wayne also made an appearance to give his verse.

 

Harlow then stunned the audience by bringing out Brandy to give the hilarious freestyle diss that she penned and delivered over “First Class” last month. Brandy did the freestyle diss over the majority of the song alone with the assistance of vivacious backup dancers.

 

Brandy’s freestyle was inspired by Harlow’s inability to correctly identify Brandy’s 1998 song “Angel In Disguise” during a May radio interview on Hot 97, where he also admitted he was unaware that Ray J and Brandy were brothers.

 

In response to a popular video of Harlow’s appearance on Hot 97, Brandy tweeted that she would “murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own rhythms then sing [his] ass to sleep.” She rapped in the freestyle, which was uploaded to Hot 97’s SoundCloud, “Living legend, did I mention my resumé is great / The game need a breath of fresh air and I’m breathtaking.”

 

After the performance, Brandy thanked Harlow for making her appearance on stage, which she described as a “dream come true.” She posted a photo of herself, Lil Wayne, and Harlow to Instagram with the message, “Jack, thank you for such a great chance. adoration for life

 

The BET Awards also featured performances by Lizzo of her most recent single, “About Damn Time,” and a surprise appearance by Kanye West to present Diddy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. While presenting the prize for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Janelle Monáe also addressed the recent Roe v. Wade decision, stating, “Fuck you, Supreme Court.”

 

Following the release of “Nail Tech” in February, Harlow released “First Class” in April as the follow-up single from his second studio album, “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” In May, the sequel to 2020’s “That’s What They All Say” would be made available.

 

While the album displays Harlow’s preference for “straight bars, a feat [he] proves [he] is great at], the record doesn’t feature a bunch of seminal tracks, instead packing filler between his knockout singles like “First Class,” NME’s Kyann-Sian Williams wrote in a three-star review. There are a few gems to be found here and there, but the durability of this collection is in doubt.

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Maynard James Keenan of Tool posts an emotional message about his wife’s battle with breast cancer.

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Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, revealed his wife’s battle with breast cancer in a moving post.

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On her birthday, August 12, the frontman used Instagram to share an explanation of her experiences.

 

In the Instagram post, Jennifer Lei Li Keenan disclosed that she first discovered a lump in November 2020 and received a diagnosis on Christmas Eve of that same year.

 

She didn’t give up in a heap of misery. She didn’t fly into a rage about being entitled. When his wife first learned of her diagnosis, he said, “She didn’t act out in any self destructive manner.

 

Instead, she listened to her doctors, asked the right questions, made a plan, and followed it. She also asked for assistance when she couldn’t complete a task on her own.

Before the chemotherapy could take her hair, she had it all cut off and had a matching wig made by our friend Brooke, he continued. After that, she started working. Nobody knew any better.

 

“She’s successfully navigated both the chemo and the surgery, and now begins the radiation,” Keenan continued as he praised his wife. Without complaining or whining, of course. She is my rock. She is my muse. She is my ALL. Be like Jen. Happy Birthday, My Love. Cheers to this one and many more.”

 

It comes during a tough year for the frontman who has twice contracted coronavirus.

 

The frontman disclosed back in October that he was still suffering from lung damage after he tested positive for coronavirus in February 2020 while touring with Tool in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Keenan later revealed that he battled COVID-19 for a second time late last year after contracting the disease in mid-November “and ending up in the ER on December 1”.

 

“Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe,” Keenan continued about his debilitating second experience of coronavirus. “I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia.

 

“So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said: ‘Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like: ‘Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’”

 

Keenan added: “So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for a real cough medicine – not the crap over-the-counter [medicine] – and then like an inhaler and some antibiotics to fight the pneumonia, and strap the fuck in.”

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Sixth episode of “House of the Dragon” synopsis fully developed and energised

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Sixth episode of "House of the Dragon" synopsis fully developed and energised

Good. Episode Epi. We begin in the pitch-black, with some weird panting sounds filling the silence. Given that this is the world of Game of Thrones, are these sexual acts? No, they are the other groaning activity; it is labour, and it is Rhaenyra, now performed by Emma D’Arcy, ten years after we last saw her. The future is when we are.

The birth of this kid, Rhaenyra’s third male, goes relatively well in contrast to so many others in House of the Dragon. As Rhaenyra makes the arduous journey to see Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke), who has asked to see the infant, she is bleeding profusely and says to her husband Laenor (John Macmillan), “I’m glad I’m not a woman. Viserys (Paddy Considine), who has since completely lost his hideous left arm, inquires as to the baby’s name. Before Rhaenyra has a chance to speak, Laenor adds, “Joffrey.” (Joffrey was, of course, Laenor’s deceased boyfriend.) Laenor is made fun of by Alicent, who suggests that if he persists, he might succeed in having a child who looks like him.

 

When Ser Harwin Strong (Ryan Corr), the leader of The City Watch, cradles the infant, we learn the true father of the child—and likely of all Rhaenyra’s lads. He and Rhaenyra don’t take great measures to conceal what is truly happening here—something that will come back to bother them.

 

Aegon (Ty Tennant, son of David and Georgia), Viserys’ first son, torments Aemond (Leo Ashton), his half-brother, by collaborating with Jacaerys (Leo Hart), Rhaenyra’s oldest son, to present a pig that they have outfitted to look like a dragon. This leads to some childish drama down in the dragon pit. (Side note: Due to their muddled names and mixed-up paternity, it can be challenging to remember which of these sons is whose. The characters shouldn’t simply be understandable to fans of Game of Thrones.) Alicent attempts to convince Viserys that Rhaenyra continually giving birth to sons that don’t resemble Laenor by channelling her rage at this. Viserys, who doesn’t want to see the reality, claims that nature is a work of enigmatic design. “Don’t bring this up again.”

 

 

Aegon is confronted by his mother Alicent for being such a moron: if Rhaenyra becomes queen, he and his brother Aemond could be killed because of their claims to the throne. For some reason, we find Aegon butt-naked wanking out of a window.

 

Next, head over to Pentos, where Daemon and his wife Laena (Nanna Blondell) are having a blast riding dragons around. In the world of Game of Thrones, characters having a good time doesn’t necessarily mean good things. They are later promised an unconditional welcome in Pentos at dinner in exchange for lending their dragons to the fight against the Triarchy, which appears to be eager for war. However, Laena desires that her unborn child be born in Driftmark, where she herself was born.

 

Jacaerys fights Aegon while being coached by the erratic Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Harwin repeatedly punches Criston in the face after he claims that Harwin’s treatment of Jacaerys resembles the treatment a father would give a son. Laenor declares to Rhaenyra that he wants to engage in naval combat once more in another scene. Rhaenyra orders him to remain since she is tired of him. Later, she offers to wed Jacaerys and Helaena, Alicent’s daughter, uniting the feuding families “once and for all.”

 

Gavin Spokes’ character, Lyonel Strong, the King’s Hand, seeks to resign out of shame for what his son committed, but Viserys prevents him from doing so. He must instead take Harwin to Harrenhal to return home. Harwin’s brother Larys (Matthew Needham) recruits a gang of criminals to burn down Harrenhal, killing Harwin and his father, seeing the distress Harwin is inflicting Alicent. In order to prevent them from discussing their crime, he has his tongue amputated.

 

 

We ultimately travel to Pentos, where Laena doesn’t appear to have a chance of surviving childbirth, adding much more bloodshed. She walks onto the shore and asks her dragon to burn her alive after realising it’s either her or the baby. Vhagar does so, but one of the series’ most heartbreaking moments so far is the anguished sight in his eyes.

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