LIFE IS PEOPLE #107 Why Sessions / Seeds?



What is Sessions?

Have you ever listened to a song and wished the artist did or said something different, played a different chord, or chose a different name for the song? The Sessions experiment aims to let people do just that.

Sessions is an experiment in listener engagement and collaboration. It will involve the contribution of listeners and musicians alike. Music is nothing without someone to hear it. Listeners and collaborators bring music alive and are just as much of the songwriting process as artists themselves.

Sessions is brought to you by the podcast ‘Life is People’ will be an open source collaboration template for anyone to use and improve on. For now, Sessions is a simple concept. We will be using Google hangouts to engage people in the creative process with games and contests. Now that it’s possible to programmatically engage with people on a financial level, an artist can reward others in a way that communicates the value that they create. There are even tools being built that allow you to share in the success of a song.

The world is a complex web of financial API’s, protocols and tools that can be brought together to form a distributed music industry. This emerging industry will be heavily influenced by open source development. Sessions is an attempt to construct templates for creativity Sessions of any kind.

The root of all value is human interaction and meaningful engagement. Speaking in terms of how children view the world, human interaction is absolutely the most valuable thing in life. The Sessions project aims to bring this real value directly to every individual involved in the creative process. Sessions is completely free for listeners but the musicians are encouraged to buy you lunch while you sit in on a Session. Sessions will start building a collection of open source tools to construct an open collaboration experiment. The idea is to create a positive feedback loop that generates real value.

Like any experiment it will involve a lot of trial and error and nothing is guaranteed. The idea is to decentralize the production and promotion process of creative work. It will take some time to see this play out but considering the tools we now have at our disposal, most of this process can be automated and rewarding for artists and fans.

Stay tuned, this experiment is going to be fun! @mckmuze @Safe @dallyshalla @whiteoutmashups @dyamanaka @Tonda @MrAnderson @optictopic @dirvine @fergish @stupidcache @Infining

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Hope we get a good turnout. I’m excited to write music with people and have some fun ideas. It will be interesting to see where the music develops.

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creation held is the seed creation shared is the flower



This project is very exciting to me. The possibilities are endless and each little gem they are offering has the potential to disrupt the entertainment industry at its core. A world where every creative artist (musician, painter, sculptor, actor, etc) can pursue their dreams and passions without having to spend so much time doing meaningless jobs to survive or a bunch of suits deciding whether they are going to be “successful or not”…that is a world I want to live in.

The theme of the SAFE network is strong with this project.


HUGE S/O to @mckmuze @optictopic tonights LIFE IS PEOPLE was an inspiring conversation

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