A gramophone record (phonograph record in American English) or vinyl record, commonly known as a "record", is an analogsoundstorage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. Phonograph records are generally described by their diameter in inches (12", 10", 7"), the rotational speed in rpm at which they are played (162⁄3, 331⁄3, 45, 78), and their time capacity resulting from a combination of those parameters (LP – long playing 331⁄3 rpm, SP – 78rpm single, EP – 12-inch single or extended play, 33 or 45 rpm); their reproductive quality or level of fidelity (high-fidelity, orthophonic, full-range, etc.), and the number of audio channels provided (mono, stereo, quad, etc.).
The phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction until late in the 20th century, replacing the phonograph cylinder record, with which it had co-existed, by the 1920s. By the late 1980s, digital media, in the form of the compact disc, had gained a larger market share, and the vinyl record left the mainstream in 1991. After its fall, records continued to be manufactured and sold, and have been especially used by disc jockeys and many audiophiles for various types of music. The phonograph record has made a niche resurgence in the early 21st century – 9.2 million records were sold in the U.S. in 2014, a 260% increase since 2009. Likewise, in the UK sales have increased five-fold from 2009 to 2014.
Ghanaian female songwriter and rapper, Eno Barony, has stated that artists are not defined by the awards that they win ... Popularly known as Grammy Award, it is originally named Gramophone Award, presented by the Recording Academy to honour artists in the music industry annually globally for their exceptional work. .
A revival in vinyl has seen record sales increase by 50 per cent year on year, overtaking sales of CDs ... The Berliner Gramophone company adopted His Master's Voice as a trademark after Berliner saw an 1898 painting of a dog sitting on a coffin listening to his dead owner's voice through a record player.
The story of India will be incomplete without its songs – the background score to our lives ... There were new stories to tell, new songs, new metaphors ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... The song broke all records at Radio Ceylon as people flooded their office with letters to ask for the singer’s name (The gramophone company only carried the character’s name – Kamini) ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... .
The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like "Tutu" and "Favorito" received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for "Vida de Rico," and album of the year for "Mis Manos" ("My Hands") ... Camilo competes twice in the record of the year and song of the year categories.
The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for “Vida de Rico,” and album of the year for “Mis Manos” (My Hands) ... Camilo competes twice in the record of the year and song of the year categories.
The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like "Tutu" and "Favorito" received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for "Vida de Rico," and album of the year for "Mis Manos" (My Hands) ... Camilo competes twice in the record of the year and song of the year categories.
Lata Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar celebrates her 92nd birthday on September 28... Before that, she had sung only for supporting actresses.” Very interestingly, as per a passing trend at the time, the gramophone records credited Asha (her character’s name in the film) with the songs! Only later, as Lata rose phenomenally, her name appeared on the discs.
The 1942 cake, present during a major British bombing of Lubeck, was showcased on Monday ... The cake, together with a ceramics set and records for a gramophone, was found during a working excavation in the city centre that was originally aimed at separating rain water from sewage water in old cellars ... .
Everyone has the tea leaves; no one has the actual tea. Will the movies come back this autumn? Will they ever come back at all?. The answer is…that no one has the answer ... in music, vinyl has been kept alive by boutique enthusiasts of all ages, while CDs—though still beloved by some—are as quaint as gramophone records ... .
To solve this, he invented an audio recording technique currently known as or Blumlein pair or the Blumlein technique ... Blumlein stereo recording technique ... He also adapted his technique to gramophone records by creating a stereo disc cutting head that enabled the recording of two audio channels in a single groove.