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Crowd-sourced popular music

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:09 am
by Kim OHara
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-19/n ... ic/4078486

I don't know whether to call it a technological triumph or say, "I told you pop music was dumb."

:juggling:

Kim

Re: Crowd-sourced popular music

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:48 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

There's pop music and there's pop music.

This is unashamedly talking about what one might call "manufactured pop music"... and as with any genre of music, there's those "industry" types who are simply in it for the money, and there's those who do it for the art.

Pop-art. 8-)

It's an interesting experiment... it's a logical integration of the established phenomenon of "loops" and "electronic voting".

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Crowd-sourced popular music

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:33 pm
by alan
What is it the people get from this?
My theory is that they just want something comfortable. If it conforms to what they already know, they like it.

Re: Crowd-sourced popular music

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:43 pm
by Kim OHara
alan wrote:What is it the people get from this?
My theory is that they just want something comfortable. If it conforms to what they already know, they like it.
Yep.
People who say they 'know what they like' really (usually) mean they like what they know.
And this looks like a brilliant way of giving them more of it. Whether it is good for them is another matter.

:coffee:
Kim