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PassiveTheory
01-28-2008, 11:27 PM
I'm taking this class this quarter called Music and the World Wide Web, and for my mid-term I need to select a music topic to research on the web and provide a bookmark file containing at least 25 web sites which deal in some way with that topic.

Here's a list of some of the old topics that other students used/suggested ones:
MP3 compression
copyright issues
live music collaboration
ethics of musical 'borrowing'
soundtracks/scoring for film
soundfile formats
web radio
sound applications
Mods/Trackers
International MIDIfiles
the current state of the codec
fractals, chaos theory music
music history
koans
auditory illusions/3D sound
java(scripts)
interactivity
shockwave
webcasting
instrument manufacturers
MIDIfiles
digital audio.
applets/helpers/plug ins
modern music composition
ethnomusicology
soundfiles
soundfile editing

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So yeah, I was thinking of doing something about live music recording at concerts/festivals, maybe using the example of the Daft Punk live set from Coachella 2006 and how people traded recorded versions of the set to one another, etc. What do you think of that idea? What ideas do you have of your own?

Thanks.

smoke
01-29-2008, 12:32 AM
So yeah, I was thinking of doing something about live music recording at concerts/festivals, maybe using the example of the Daft Punk live set from Coachella 2006 and how people traded recorded versions of the set to one another, etc. What do you think of that idea? What ideas do you have of your own?



i like your idea. i think you could go a lot of ways with it. are you writing anything on this, or just compiling resources? if writing, i would discuss the positive impacts, such as increased recognition and notoriety through free media. obviously, daft punk were able to do a full tour thanks in part to the coachella fan videos.

i would also examine the negative aspects including rights to property and distribution. with the current writer's strike, there should be a ton of material out on that.