The Gutenburg printing press was the first mass media device. It introduced modern book printing. Spread news farther than anything before it.
The Phonograph was the first consumer product designed for reproducing sound recordings.
Radio Stations in US and Canada
Radio stations started broadcasting in the beginning of the 20th century. This brought the new concept of listening to radio programming into more peoples homes on affordable radios. Radio audience grew very fast.
Took 38 years to reach 50 million people.
Television was made commercially available to consumers by the 1930's.
13 years to reach 50 million people
Walkman was the first affordable personal portable stereo.
Large network of computers grew faster than anyone imagined. Reached 50 million in 4 years
Changed the way we listen, store, and purchase music. Reached 50 Million people in 3 years
Most popular music vendor since 2008.
Massive social networking only took 2 years to reach 50 million users