Stop whatever you're doing this instant and prepare to be blown away by this informative and mesmerizing lesson on the history of recorded music. The video, implementing a Rube Goldberg machine, was posted by IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). They wrote of their project:
A 90-second, race through time filmed at London's world-famous Abbey Road studios, Music Remains is a 'Recorded Music Rube Goldberg Machine' that shows music at the heart of the story of one family.
Go ahead and click play to journey from phonograph to CD to MP3 and more. And if you'd like to learn more about the "Music Remains" project, you can visit their website here.