Timeline of Music Listening Services

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  • FIRST RADIO PATENTS

    FIRST RADIO PATENTS
    In 1897, Tesla applied for two key United States radio patents, US 645576, first radio system patent, and US 649621. In 1895, Marconi built a wireless system capable of transmitting signals at long distances (1.5 mi./ 2.4 km).
  • FIRST TRANSATLANTIC RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

    FIRST TRANSATLANTIC RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
    In 1901, Marconi conducted the first successful transatlantic experimental radio communications. In 1904, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision, awarding Marconi a patent for the invention of radio, possibly influenced by Marconi's financial backers in the States, who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. This also allowed the U.S. government (among others) to avoid having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by Tesla for use of his patents.
  • FM RADIO PATENT

    FM RADIO PATENT
    In 1933, FM radio was patented by inventor Edwin H. Armstrong. FM uses frequency modulation of the radio wave to minimize static and interference from electrical equipment and the atmosphere, in the audio program.
  • POCKET TRANSISTOR RADIO (Regency)

    POCKET TRANSISTOR RADIO (Regency)
    In 1954 Regency introduced a pocket transistor radio, the TR-1, powered by a "standard 22.5V Battery".
  • NPR

    NPR
    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. National Public Radio replaced the National Educational Radio Network on February 26, 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
  • BET

    BET
    Black Entertainment Television (BET, part of BET Networks) is an American, Viacom-owned cable network based in Washington, D.C.. Currently viewed in more than 90 million homes worldwide, it is the most prominent television network targeting African American audiences. ts programming began with a wide scope of comedy, music, public affairs, and news programming.
  • MTV

    MTV
    MTV, originally an initialism of Music Television, is an American cable television channel based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981.[2] The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs.[3] Today, MTV primarily broadcasts a variety of reality and scripted television programs targeted at adolescents and young adults.
  • CMT

    CMT
    CMT is an American country music-oriented cable television network. Programming includes music videos, taped concerts, movies, biographies of country music stars, game shows, and reality programs. CMT is owned and operated by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom.
  • NAPSTER

    NAPSTER
    Napster is a name given to two music-focused online services. It was originally founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service that emphasized sharing audio files, typically music, encoded in MP3 format. The original company ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement, ceased operations and was eventually acquired by Roxio.
    Napster was co-founded by Shawn Fanning, John Fanning, and Sean Parker.
  • PANDORA

    PANDORA
    Tim Westergren founded Pandora.
  • iTUNES RADIO

    iTUNES RADIO
    Apple created its own Internet radio service for use with iTunes 2.0 and later.[97] As of February 2008, the iTunes radio service features 1795 "radio stations", mostly in MP3 streaming format. Programming covers many genres of music and talk, including streams from both internet-only sources and traditional radio stations. iTunes also supports the .pls and .m3u stream file formats used by Winamp and other media players.
  • RHAPSODY

    RHAPSODY
    Rhapsody is an online music store subscription service, launched in December 2001, and available in the United States only.
  • LAST.FM

    LAST.FM
    Founded in London. It claimed 30 million active users in March 2009. On 30 May 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for UK£140m (US$280m).
  • MYSPACE MUSIC

    MYSPACE MUSIC
    Myspace profiles for musicians in the website's Myspace Music section differ from normal profiles in allowing artists to upload their entire discographies consisting of MP3 songs. The uploader must have rights to use the songs (e.g. their own work, permission granted, etc.). Unsigned musicians can use Myspace to post and sell music using SNOCAP, which proved popular among Myspace users. Shortly after Myspace was sold to Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News and 20th Century Fox, in 2005, they l
  • HYPE MACHINE

    HYPE MACHINE
    The Hype Machine was created in 2005 by Anthony Volodkin, a sophomore computer science major at Hunter College. The site was born out of Volodkin's frustration with music magazines and radio stations. Volodkin sent his site address to pioneers in the online music domain, including Lucas Gonze of Webjay, in order to gain feedback. Instead of sending a response, Gonze and others posted the link online. Volodkin observed, "[Hype Machine] got launched without ever being launched."
  • GROOVESHARK

    GROOVESHARK
    Grooveshark is the world's largest on-demand and music discovery service. With over 15 million songs, Grooveshark is an ecosystem that brings together music fans, bands, music labels, and brands. By creating new revenue sources for the music industry, innovative marketing opportunities for artists, and strategic data products for music and brand managers, Grooveshark cuts into music piracy by helping everyone—from fan to band—make the most of online music.
  • The Met: Live in HD

    The Met: Live in HD
    As part of the company's effort to build revenues and attract new audiences, the Met (along with NCM Fathom)[16] broadcast a series of six performances live via satellite into movie theaters called "Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD"
  • SOUNDCLOUD

    SOUNDCLOUD
    SoundCloud was originally started in Stockholm, Sweden, but was established in Berlin, Germany in August, 2007 by sound designer Alex Ljung and artist Eric Wahlforss. It had the intention of allowing musicians to share recordings with each other, but later transformed into a full publishing tool which also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks.[3] A few months after it began operating, SoundCloud began to challenge the dominance of MySpace as a platform for musicians to distribute
  • SPOTIFY

    SPOTIFY
    Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal.[
  • XM SATELLITE RADIO

    XM SATELLITE RADIO
    XM Satellite Radio (XM) is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services in the United States and Canada, operated by Sirius XM Radio. It provides pay-for-service radio, analogous to cable television. Its service includes 73 different music channels, 39 news, sports, talk and entertainment channels, 21 regional traffic and weather channels and 23 play-by-play sports channels. XM channels are identified by Arbitron with the label "XM" (e.g. "XM32").