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Did You Know Music Streaming Has Roots in Pittsburgh?
« on: October 21, 2019, 1021 UTC »
Years before anyone dreamed up the Internet, owned smartphones or casually used phrases such as “music platform,” Pittsburgh’s Telephone Music Service pioneered one of the first successful streaming music services in the country.

The service, which dates back decades, operated a network of jukeboxes scattered throughout bars in the city, all of which were connected to a central studio by telephone lines.

You’d stick your money into the machine, pick up a phone attached to the side, and request your songs from one of the operators on the other end. Then, presto! Your selections would come blaring out through the jukebox.

Full story: https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/did-you-know-music-streaming-has-roots-in-pittsburgh/
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