The rise and fall of CDs, vinyl, cassettes and other music delivery formats in an animated GIF

The rise and fall of CDs, vinyl, cassettes and othe rmusic delivery formats in an animated GIF

This simple but fascinating animated gif shows the rise and fall of music formats across three decades, from 1980 to 2010.

In the 1980s, the battle was between cassette and vinyl, but now it’s  the internet taking the biggest slice.

all trace of 8 track cartridges have been lost in the sands of time, but it’s good to see a flicker of resurgence in the trusty old vinyl format.

 

 

Rise and fall of music deliver formats

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One Comment on “The rise and fall of CDs, vinyl, cassettes and other music delivery formats in an animated GIF”

  1. ” the 1980s, the battle was between cassette and vinyl, but now it’s the internet taking the biggest slice.”

    Not so!!If you look at the graphic for 2010, it’s still CDs on top. Even if you combine Mobile and Internet, they still lag behind CD.

    It would be interesting to know if cassettes have truly reached zero yet. A few years ago they were still being used for audio books and some educational material.

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