In 1994 The Rolling Stones were the first major band (though technically not the first band ever- see the article) to broadcast (part of) a concert online in video and audio. I found an article from that year that documents it: Rolling Stones Live on Internet: Both a Big Deal and a Little Deal I just thought that was a really cool achievement for the time. I'm sure a lot of you Rolling Stones fans already knew this happened but I just learned about it today. Of course, in 1994 very few people had internet connections or computers fast enough to stream audio and video (much less audio alone) and the quality was apparently pretty awful, but still... baby steps! That same year, Aerosmith became the first band to offer a song available for download on the internet.