As you would guess, as technology comes up with new ideas, the music industry adapts to it at a very quick pace.
Over the years the recording and playback methods have changed dramatically. It has not always been digital, you would have to be very young not to know that, my granddaughters would not know what a vinyl record is.
We can go back to the early days, when the first music and voice was recorded on a cylinder, it was crude, but it worked, and with a bit of a twist it still does, now we call them a vinyl record.
Then technology moved on and the record was player was invented.