With the advancement of technology, more and more audience members have the need to revive music any time. The first tools for this purpose were the bells of the Middle Ages, and later the mechanical music watches, music boxes, piano pianists, and wurlitzeres that could give the melody back but no specific musical performance yet. The first sound recorder and playback device with very low sound quality was a phonograph invented by Edison. This spring-loaded windshield was fixed to a wax cylinder. During the recording, a funnel collected the sound that vibrated the membrane at the end of the funnel. The needle attached to the membrane scratched the vibrations generated by the sound in the rotating wax cylinder. At play, a vibration-induced needle by the wax roller returned the recorded sound through the membrane and the funnel. Its poor sound quality, with a very short lifetime of rollers, a few minutes of playback time and a very limited number of commercially available recordings, did not spread widely, it was the contemporary voice recorder. Béla Vikár and Béla Bartók, for example, recorded folk songs on phonograph rollers during their collecting tours.
The widespread use of recorded music and the world music of the limited-known music performers were the result of the Berliner gramophone. One of the earliest record-breaking stars was opera singer Enrico Caruso. In contrast to the phonograph, gramophone has been used for series production and has used disc-shaped recordings made of shellac, which provide significantly better sound quality than the phonograph. During the decades of his career, gramophone has undergone serious development and quality improvement. The next step was the introduction of a stereo sound amplifier with audio amplifiers with true sound fidelity and a variety of magnetic tape devices enabling home sound recording, initially mono and later in stereo.
In 1982, the digital audio recording CD was released, and the download of the music file appeared with the development of the Internet. Nowadays, music can be purchased in the form of a CD and in the form of various computer files (MP3, Wave, FLAC, etc.), we can subscribe to satellite broadcasts (where only the style of music we choose is broadcast) or some of them for free.