It was back in 1994 when the famous band “Aerosmith” were the first to release a song for online download, calling the not-for-profit release an experiment.
“The 3-minute, 14-second song, Head First, will not be sold, or released to radio stations. How long it will be available on ComuServe is still being decided”, was posted on the website “SunSentinel” back on the 27th of June in 1994.
“It’s unrealistic to expect fans to spend hours downloading audio material. But technology moves fast, and Geffen wants to be ready when the process is streamlined”, continues the article.