root16 August 2009 at 7:44amPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
"It would be wonderful to be able to do that with books - have a MASTER BOOK somewhere and whenever I make a mistake, I can just go back to the master book and change it and everyone's books change, everywhere on the planet, I think it would be brilliant." Said author Jasper Fforde in a 2006 interview with ABC.
Dangerous, too! But we're headed that way already with net-based publications (news), music would be another very obvious application, remix pages abounding, etc. So how about an interactive "master file" page for a particular song? Where artist and audience could nominate, update and vote (and most probably find for the first time) their nonplusultra, definitely best-loved ever performance of a particular piece of music?
Internet contents big chances for democracy if its development goes into open directions whithout dictation from any opinion leaders. The momentary situation of music still is under too much influence of marketing strategies. Important facts like creativity, spontaneity are suffocated by hardened rules of business. The meaning of a piece of music, the spiritual background of an artist never mind the transmission of a song doesn´t count.
Your idea contents a big chance for an independent vote from the people. Education could take the place of arificial produced popularity and the situation could change into an undisturbed action of tansmitt and receice.