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It has been documented that in the 1890s recordings had become predominantly popular through coin-in-the-slot phonographs (jukeboxes) in public places! Endowed talents were less important to the novelty of these weird type concoctions; indeed, most of the recordings were of whistlers, bands, comedians, silly ditties, and cultural practices that were more in demand!
John Lee Hooker
In the first years of the 20th century, Victor and its related companies gave rise to cultural prospect with its Red Seal labels series outlet in Europe, which was primarily with discs made at the beginning of 1902. One of the first recording artist at the beginning of 1902 was Enrico Caruso. The year 1910 saw more than 85% of the Red Label records sold were classical music forms!