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Music Goes 2.0 — Sorry Paul Anka, You’re Not Invited

As popular as wikis have become, they aren’t yet in use across all mediums.  Case in point: music. However, a company called Sonoma Wire Works appears to have solved this problem. Sonoma Wire Works has announced the launch of RiffWorks T4, an online music-collaboration application.  With RiffWorks T4, musicians can record ideas, use drums and guitars, and add effects to quickly create songs. Most importantly, users do this online, and can easily collaborate with peers around the world — all for free! When finished, their tunes can be broadcast on RiffWorld.com.

Technology empowers users.  Apple’s GarageBand, for instance, enabled just about anyone to make professional sounding music (provided a certain level of musicianship).  A while ago, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails released his music as GarageBand files so that fans can remix them as they please (think open-source music).  GarageBand has been popular since the source of the music is standardized, people can send it around and collaborate with friends — basically “playing tennis” with works in progress.  However, the distribution of these edited files has effectively been limited to e-mailing music attachments back and forth. Very 1.0.

RiffWorks T4 solves this problem by making the music itself wiki based.  It lets four people work on the music at once, but there’s no upper limit to the number of potential collaborators.  It also synchronizes the piece across the computers of all of the contributors, and keeps a copy on the web that is always up to date and universally accessible.  RiffWorks T4 has wikified music. Because of its centralized, collaborative nature, for the first time ever we can have crowd created music,  I wonder what it will sound like.



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Jenn Durley
Jul 18, 2008 10:48

Hey Lawrence:
Paul Anka isn’t as square as you may think. He recently did a hilarious album of covers of pop songs (mostly 80′s), “Classic Songs, My Way”. Check out samples of the songs, like “Mr. Brightside” and “Bad Day”.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000O1710W/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img

Ben Letalik
Jul 18, 2008 14:29

Great post Lawrence.

Personally, I’m really excited about the new Guitar Hero game coming out this winter. In addition to adding drums and vocals, it gives users the option to create their own songs.

This can be done online as well. I’m not sure what the network for sharing these songs will be like, but I think it will drastically help the replayability of the game.

I can imagine the Guitar Hero bands already. Only this time, they will be writing their own music.

honson
Jul 23, 2008 0:35

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