Posted : 8 years ago

About 2,4 billion CDs are sold annually. The number of recorded CDs and blank CDs sold has been about equal.

In August 1983, Peter Stewart of Birmingham, UK set a world record by disco dancing for 408 hours.

Klezmer music is derived from two Hebrew words, clay and zimmer, meaning “vessel of music.”

The Beatles song “Martha My Dear” was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha.

Since its launch in 1981 the song Memory of the musical Cats has been played on radio more than a million times.

A grand piano can be played faster than an upright (spinet) piano.

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Posted : 8 years ago

DVD discs are the same diameter (120mm) and thickness (1.2mm) as a Compact Disc but a DVD can store 13 times or more data.

There are 6 versions of Franz Schubert’s “Die Forelle” (“The Trout”), simply because when friends asked him for copies of the song, he wrote out new copies to the best he could remember at the time.

The harmonica is the world’s best-selling music instrument.

The LP (long-playing) record was invented by Paul Goldmark in 1948. The LP is not dead yet: more than 10 million LPs are sold every year.

Duran Duran took their name from a mad scientists in the movie Barbarella.