Tag Archives: History

The Earliest Melody

This story isn’t so much about a record (although a version was released on wax, but has since sold out), but more so about the story. In the 1950’s, archaeologists uncovered clay tablets in Syria that contained what they later discovered was music written in cuneiform. The piece, writes Richard Fink in a 1988 Archeologia … Read more

The Evolution of Physical Music

The Vinyl Factory regularly delivers interesting and insightful content, and this piece is a combination of both. With an interactive timeline starting from 1877 with the advent of the Edison Cylinder, viewers literally trace the evolution of recorded music and the physical formats they were recorded to. Check it out if you have a couple … Read more