Most Valuable Music Records

Music has been a culture that never fades the people’s interest through the continued benefaction of the music library and artists. Also, artists continue to emerge through diverse genres that keep people on track and even more, stimulates their attention as well as inspiring them in various areas in life.

HistoryDuring the 1980’s British and Northern American has been holding music recording companies, producers and as well distributors and the music world records has even become more popularized by its introduction to the African nation then later on introduced to many areas all over the world which includes other parts of Europe, parts of Southern America and the Caribbean. Hopes of the producers and artist is to make music bring together the varied principles in all areas worldwide and this goal has shortly been achieved when some of the popular Western artists like Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and Madonna has introduced to the worldwide audience. With the music’s genuineness and the brilliance brought about by these artists, music has massively dominated the attention of people.

Ten Most Valuable Music Records of All Time

1. John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Double Fantasy)

2. The Beatles (Yesterday and Today)

3. Bob Dylan (The Freewheeling Bob Dylan)

4. Frank Wilson (Do I Love You?)

5. Elvis Presley (Good Luck Charm)

6. Sex Pistols (God Save the Queen)

7. The Beatles (White Album)

8. The Beatles (Please Please Me)

9. Sex Pistols (Anarchy in the UK/ No Fun

10. The Beatles (Love Me/ PS I Love You)

Today, music has even become a bigger industry, and record collections have revealed some real high investment hits music has brought to them. World music now is everywhere and can even be downloaded in just a split of seconds and the internet has been a powerful tool to experience the many contributions of music to the people worldwide.

Music Recording and Its History

record playerA music recording does a lot more than just record and preserve music. It permits us to capture sound, preserve records, manipulate it with various mixing techniques, edit, and finally replay. Let us see how it all started.

Since Thomas Edison’s patent for the phonograph in 1887, we have been able to record and play back sound. He used foil cylinders to etch the sound and to replay it. A few years later, Emile Berliner used a wax disk with grooves and the record industry was born.

Several other inventions played a major role. The microphone and amplifiers, developed in 1925, enabled the channeling of sound waves and the adjustment of volume. Now, a large group such as an entire orchestra could be accommodated. While we now could engrave sound on a metal disk which was then copied en masse, we still had no way to alter it.

German engineering came to the rescue with the advent of the magnetic tape. Finally, a recording was not only preserved but could be manipulated, cleaned of extraneous sounds, and with the arrival of multi-track recorders, mixed prior to release. The tape could be cut, allowing inserting, organizing, and other enhancements… all in a beautiful, pure mono sound.

Indeed, double track, or stereophonic recording did not appear until the 1960s. Not only could ones ears be treated to multiples sounds, you could now feel the spatial dimensions of a band or an orchestra. Further improvements included the arrival of special effects, Dolby noise reduction, and with the increased popularity of cassette tapes, ease of portability. We had made incredible improvements to the quality of recorded sound using analog mediums.

Yet a new standard was to be born: the digital age had arrived and the laser disc was developed. It had a slow start, and some music groups as well as fans preferred the quality of vinyl records. For one thing, the compact discs were fairly expensive for the consumers, and the first players cost a whopping $2,000! Over the next few years, the cost diminished and the general public began to acquire players and to collect pre-recorded CDs. Digital recording was still cost-prohibitive for consumers, and reserved for the professional recording studio. All this changed drastically with the new idea of doing away with the medium.

As the end of the millennium approached and personal computers became more sophisticated, users started sharing digitized music. Amongst a variety of formats, the mp3 standard rose to popularity across platforms. Software was created to easily distribute songs or videos, available and accessible to anyone. Recordings were shared on the internet on a huge scale. This produced uproar, and many lawsuits, from the recording industry. It was now possible for hobbyists to have a basic recording studio in their own home, at quite affordable cost.

As we look back from Edison to today’s technology, from etched in wax to digital files, one has to wonder what await us in the next decades.