Top 10 Landmark Moments in the Music Industry
Top 10 moments in music history
There have been a number of game-changing moments throughout the history of the music industry. Among them are technological changes, like the invention of the phonograph, the on the go capabilities of the Walkman, the introduction of itunes and the ipod in the aftermath of Napster and similar download sites, and the vevo revolution that saw the resurgence of the music videos to online after MTV stopped playing them. There have also been a number of unforgettable moments, like Kelly Clarkson winning the first ever American Idol, or U2’s iconic Zoo TV tour. But what was the most significant moment in the history of the music industry?
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10. Kelly Clarkson winning American Idol
9. U2 Zoo TV tour
8. payola scandal
7. the introduction of Vevo
6. Billboard changes charts to actual sales
5. the release of Napster
4. Apple introduces iTunes
3. the Walkman
2. the launch of MTV
((honorable mentions; “We Are The World”, the CD, Les Paul invents multi-track recording))
1. the phonograph is invented
For this list, we’re not taking a look at musical performances or infamous moments.
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