The Mother Of MP3s

Suzanne Vega’s song, Tom’s Diner, was the first song compressed using the MP3 algorithm according to a Business 2.0 article (old news to some probably: it’s dated 2000): To create MP3, Brandenburg had to appreciate how the human ear perceives sound. A key assist in this effort came from folk singer Suzanne Vega. “I was ready to fine-tune my compression algorithm,” Brandenburg recalls. “Somewhere down the corridor a radio was