Phonograph 1880

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful."

Plato

1920Radio

"So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning."

Aaron Copland

Long playing record 1948

"Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours."
Phil Collins

1950Stereo

"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand."
Stevie Wonder

Cassette Tape 1966

"The music industry is saying this is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and if MTV will expose you, we'll sell records."
Nikki Sixx

1982Compact Disc

"It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game."
Courtney Love

The Digital Age 1990

"The band of the future is not going to be a singer, a guitarist and a bass player. It will be a singer, a guitarist, a bass player and a code writer – the guy who does apps, computer animation. That is a group. It is going to be about self-contained content-providers."
Will I Am

2011Rebirth of the album

"Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."
Jimi Hendrix