Technology has always been important in music as it is spread via the most modern technologies in the world. Today, in the MP3 era, CDs, DVDs and Blu Rays (they are known to be optical drive) still remain important in the music industry.
For those who are not technician, we can say that an optical drive is a type of storage. It consists of a flat disc and a kind of transparent polycarbonate. Inside is inserted a thin metal foil, usually made in aluminum, on which are recorded and read information via a laser beam.
The story of optic technology starts back in 1961, when David Paul Gregg developed (and patented) an analog optical disc for recording videos. From that important date there have been several discovering, lots of tests and commercial partnership, which culminate in the birth of a consortium, in 1979, led by Philips and Sony for the development of digital audio discs. This led to the introduction of the compact disc in 1983.
From that date we had, among the others, CDs, DVDs, Blu Ray and HD DVDs (the two latest technologies are still in development so we can have nice surprises in the future), optic technologies has been used in several industries, such as the music one. Those discs are used to register music, musical videos, singer and bands interviews and much more.
Of course the music industry won’t stop here and continue to invest in technologies, as attested by the news reported on Rockol about Universal Music Group (UMG) and Warner Music Group (WMG), two of the biggest names in music, which have created the High Fidelity Pure Audio Industry Group. Its mission is to provide the greatest audio quality ever in sound-recording.