The Web, Social Media and the Democratisation of Music

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In the wee hours of this morning, I posted only my second addition to the NixonMcInnes blog: a 1000-word essay entitled The Web, Social Media and the Democratisation of Music.

As I’ve mentioned recently, this is a subject of constant discussion between me and LHR singer, Dan, so this won’t be the last time I mention it!

Somewhere along the line, music went from being an art to being a product.

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Slowly, though, the Web is helping music to become art again. While the mainstream music industry once again cries that “Home taping is killing music“, things are changing for musicians in a very positive way.

NixonMcInnes: What are Microformats?

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My first NixonMcInnes blog post since joining in February ’08 is What are Microformats?. A suitably front-endy subject, I hope you’ll agree.

This post was originally started in April (!), but adding hCard to the NM site prompted me to rewrite and publish it.

I found writing a technical post quite tricky, as there are so many facts and descriptions that have to be checked for accuracy. It’s funny, but something you feel like a bit of an expert in suddenly feels complicated and nuanced when you want to put your knowledge out there for all to pick at. :)

Hopefully the next one won’t take quite so long.

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