This is spinmeister’s blog about remixing, collaboration, independent music and a few things that I think are just plain cool.
Over the last few years the dramatic evolution in computer based music studios – often called DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and the parallel evolution of the global reach of the Internet. Music production has been shifting from expensive music studios to the homes of musicians and DJs all over the world.
This has contributed to increasingly blurring boundaries between professionals and amateurs, between musicians, DJs and producers, between remakes and remixes, between free and commercial music.
Long held business models for recorded music are crumbling not only because of unauthorized file distribution, but also because of the increasing supply of free or inexpensive music of excellent quality created in homes rather than recording studios. Long held country specific IP (intellectual property) and licensing models are made obsolete by the global reach of the Internet for music makers and consumers alike.
Independent music makers are mixing not only tracks anymore. They are mixing original and pre-made components (remixing), they are mixing amongst each other over long distances by collaborating online. They are operating in an increasingly mixed environment of free and non-free music. Writers, performers, producers and DJs are joyously intermingling, interacting and collaborating with each other and very importantly: learning from each other. Looking down on each other is so yesterday! Everything is getting mixed with everything: people, music, ideas, genres, skills, geography.
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