if there’s technology theirs music, in my opinion its everywhere.
on the radio on the television on every kind of memory storage, CD’s, DVD’s
MP3 players on telephones on pc’s and laptops and even ovens. With the numbers rising with every new multi-purpose gadget on the market.
With the internet changing how companies have to think about how they sell their products its only a matter of time that life music gets in on the internet to further their sales.
Like many media convergence Ian’s work attempts to collect a wide range of information about the customers taste in music and uses it to give the customer a more useful service so they are more aware of what bands are out there instead of searching in the online hay stack.
This ad shows off Microsoft’s program for anyone to create their own music with extremely small amount of ability.
in a way this is soing what youtube done for video, in that anyone can create and shaire their own videos on tube and now anyone can create their own music with
This is not an ad. Well, yes – obviously it’s an ad, but Microsoft have not paid me to place this here. I bring you this just to spark a discussion about the endgame of music performance and production in the digital age.
Because although this is absolutely excruciating (I struggled to make it right through the video) – and it might just be the FrontPage of music making (and you have no idea how much I detest FrontPage) – there’s certainly something to be said about the idea of Garageband or Logic in every home. Isn’t there?
This is not a discussion about Apple versus Microsoft (unless that’s what you’d like it to be). It’s a discussion about the place of music professionalism in the face of technologically-enabled amateurism. If it’s cheap and easy for everyone to make music, then what?
- ecture: Total Music. Flashback, a quick recap on recent history: how did we arrive at this point? I’ll review what’s happened, with (brief) reference to law, business, technology and culture to see if we can identify some of the reasons *why* we have arrived at this point. If we could identify the drivers of change we’d know what to do. I’ll offer some criteria for assessing whether an idea is likely to succeed in the era of Web 2.0.
Week 3 lecture notes January update: RSS readers, Sony Public Relations Vs bloggers, Amazon store to challenge iTunes dominance? week-3-notes.pdf
More Useful Links.
Some of the most succinct commentary comes from the Fake Steve Job’s blog. It is an interesting blog to follow anyway but had particular take on the current challenge to the established music industry.
A useful resource for those of you with an ongoing interest in the music industry is a blog by a Birmingham (UCE) academic Andrew Dubber.
New Music Strategies http://newmusicstrategies.com/
He has rolled up a series of posts about Online Music into an Ebook, a 96 page PDF ‘The 20 things you must know about music online’. Includes handy discussion on Web 2.0 and the Long Tail. A lot of the strategies he advocates apply to other media and online services.
Download it from here. http://newmusicstrategies.com/ebook/
Music News Pdf Update: To download click on the link below1.2 billion people online and ‘… there have never been so many people united by their extreme reluctance to pay for anything. ‘Music Bulletin
‘Everything in the music industry is up, except CD sales’says Chris ‘Long Tail’ Anderson
Embedding your slideshows can be tricky – if you have difficulties with the embed object command then simply link to your Flickr slideshows as I have done below:
I want to look in some detail at the task you have been set for your first piece of work. You have one more week to complete the still images and to place them online on flickr and link to your flickr account from your blog.
I am going to explore with you today a range of approaches that you could take with this first piece of work. To do this I am going to show you how other people are working currently in visualising data and also point you toward some of the tools, techniques or ways of thinking that may inform your own images that you make.
“We’re really close to the point where non-specialists will be able to find data online, ask questions of it, produce answers that bear on public policy issues, and share those answers online for review and discussion. A few more turns of the crank, and we’ll be there. And not a moment too soon.” Link
Telling a story, creating a narrative that matters to others as well as yourself
When choosing some data to visualise ask yourself a question: Does this matter to me? Is it an important part of my thoughts or experience? What does it communicate?
It might be argued that a good data visualisation tells a story it communicates in a way that we can understand and relate to. Remember the first example of data visualisation that we showed you. It was at Gapminder.org Although it is raw data from the UN it focuses on peoples lives and experiences in different parts of the world it allows us to compare our experiences where we are with other peoples experiences and life chances where they are. How long do people live? What do they survive on? And it tells that story in time.
week ; 3
How is the music industry responding to the development of file sharing and music download sites? What has characterised the overall response of the music industry? How has this industry been challenged by the development of new internet technologies?
- Links and Material From Nick Middleton
- I’d like to begin with a current news story showing how the big players in the music industry are reacting to the restructuring of music distribution over the last few years: downloading, P2P, iTunes, internet radio, social networking and so on.
- Read the following three pieces. The main story: Universal launches Total Music and two reactions.
- Start here Business Week
- John Gruber’s Daring Fireball
- I’d like you to make a note of your reaction to this story.’Music industry seizes the initiative with innovative free music service’? ‘Desperate attempt to retain monopoly control over music distribution’? ‘End of iTunes domination’? ‘Dinosaurs extinct, who cares’?Will Total Music succeed, or fail?