Huge S/O to @mckmuze tonight’s Sessions was insightful
facebook vs decentralisation
Music that inspires
n much more
Tracks featured at beginning taken from The Belly of the beast by Ceiling Demons Belly Of The Hopeless | Ceiling Demons
Sessions is an experiment in listener engagement and collaboration. It will involve the contribution of listeners, artists and musicians alike. Sessions aims to be an open source collaboration template for anyone to use and improve on.
For now, Sessions is a simple concept. Sessions will be using Google Hangouts to engage people in the creative process. Participants will earn rewards through games and contests that educate people about new tools, platforms and technologies.
Music is nothing without someone to hear it and engage. Listeners and collaborators bring music alive and are just as much of the songwriting process as artists themselves. 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.
For a good place to see what Sessions is all about and why we are doing this, check out the video ‘Why 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 though we will be including all creative types in this template. If you’re a musician, graphic artist, producer, writer or anything in between, Sessions has a place for you.
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.
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.
Sessions is brought to us by the kind support of ‘Life is People‘.
Full disclosure, the creator (Bady McKenna) is a blockchain advocate and the Sessions project may get interesting as smart contract platforms mature. Sessions is fully intended to push the boundaries of blockchain technology and merge it with the creative world.
We are starting to see platforms that help the artist and incentivize the participant. There is an increasing trend toward platforms that reward you to participate.