Portable Music Players. By: Maya Brown. The beginning . The start of personal portable music players started when Sony invented the CD player in 1982.
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By: Maya Brown
The start of personal portable music players started when Sony invented the CD player in 1982.
Sony invented the CD player because people wanted to listen to music with out having to deal with carrying a stereo or having to be near an out let or in a car.
The German company Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft developed MP3 technology and now licenses the patent rights to the audio compression technology - United States Patent 5,579,430 for a "digital encoding process".
The inventors named on the MP3 patent are Bernhard Grill, Karl-Heinz Brandenburg, Thomas Sporer, Bernd Kurten, and Ernst Eberlein in 1987.
But CDs were not allowed in the US until 1986.
Recordable CD-R discs become available in 1999.
Napster is created. This is also the first year that recording sales declined, and the recording industry blames online music sharing in 2000.
And in 2001 Napster is slapped with a lawsuit by the RIAA. In October, Apple introduces its iPod portable music player.
Apple introduces its online music store iTunes, offering free music downloads at 99 cents per songin 2003.
In February 2006, iTunes sells its billionth song.
In 2007 Just over a year later, in July, iTunes crosses the 3 billion songs sold mark.
(next generation of Nanos and Shuffels)
iPod nanos that become media players with photo video and games
(next generation iPod touch, iPhone, Nano and Shuffle.)