Hi everybody!

Hi everybody!
After a long time making music, we thought it would be really cool to be able to make music together with friends around the world and enjoy making this in a funny way.
We started our adventure in the troubled waters of music software programming working on the platform that in our imagination would resamble the social network for people that make music, Bandshare.
Now Bandshare is more than a simple dream, is a “music collaborative” social network actually online in Beta.
There are a lot of improvements to do, and we’re working hard to get it better and better but we hope you like it till now.

It takes to be half mad and half dreamer to create a new reality.


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Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun

One of the best reinterpretation of this great tune, I think Chris would have loved it…

The “active listener”, public and creativity in the technologic music of 21th century

I stumbled in this article written by Giorgio Sancristoforo and I found a clear and interesting point of view .
During 20th century as radio, new media supports as vinyl, tapes and cd were the new technology, the listener was focused on the music.
Music was the focus but the product to buy too.
People used to buy music.
People searched for an experience listeninig again and again to the same LP and finding new nuances at every play.
Nowadays music is online and people feel that music is a free product to listen too.
It’s really difficult to valuate music as so many people is making it, and a high percentage is bad music, or absolute trash.
But even the difference between the “good music” made by Pros and “bedroom producer” is negligible.
This situation is like the “digital democracy” of music.
The listener has become  the producer of the music he/she will listen.
The new stars are the new musical gadgets or instruments and no more the Beatles or Bowie.
People used to travel to listen to live performance of their favourite artists, nowadays  people travel to visit Namm , Musikmesse, Superbooth , fairs where they can listen and try new instruments, new gadgets.
People don’t pay for music but spend money in hi-tech musical instruments.
Just to give a number… the small businness Koma Electronics from Berlin launched a Kickstarter for their “Koma field kit” (a little box to experiment with microphones and sound processing)  with a goal of  20.000€, they reached 299.000€.
The listener has become “active”.

Bishop Briggs – Dark Side

By chance I stumbled into “River” , one of the first songs by Bishop Briggs , real name Sarah Grace McLaughlin, and I felt hypnotized.
The way she uses clusters and loops to build a pop songs together with her distinctive voice timbre gives special results.

Music video by Bishop Briggs performing Dark Side. (C) 2017 Teleport Records under exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5 Reasons Why You Should Collaborate In Music

Making music on your own is fun and let you focus on your targets without being distracted, but, if you’re involved in a collaboration with the right people, making music “together” will improve a lot your way of making music and your attitude.

  1. Connect with other people
    Connections will let people know you and your work.
    Collaborations can open your social network and new people can appreciate your style.
  2. Learn new things 
    Learn new approaches will lead you to have a new vision while composing or performing.
  3. Create something unexpected
    Every musician has a particular style and a different way to make music.
    A lot of great songs and musical compositions came out from unexpected interplay and trials and errors process.
  4. Speed up your process
    Working with a team will speed up your work as anyone will have a different skill and you’ll not work on everything but on the things you can do better.
  5. Combine your audiences
    One plus one equals two. Two is greater than one.
    You will gain fans from your partner and fans usually enjoy collaborations because you’re making new music.

Collaborations are a 50/50 work, you can gain something but you have to offer something.
You cannot approach a collaboration thinking you’ll not offer anything, that’s a big error.
The more value you can give, the better your chances get.
Collaboration is not only about creating music together. It’s about creating relationships, too.



Brian Eno Explain Why Making Music Is Like Gardening

Brian Eno
“My topic is the shift from ‘architect’ to ‘gardener’, where ‘architect’ stands for ‘someone who carries a full picture of the work before it is made’, to ‘gardener’ standing for ‘someone who plants seeds and waits to see exactly what will come up’. I will argue that today’s composer are more frequently ‘gardeners’ than ‘architects’ and, further, that the ‘composer as architect’ metaphor was a transitory historical blip.”

Loop | Robert Henke: Failure = Success

Among many valuable insights, Robert Henke’s keynote presentation at Loop 2015 offers sage advice on dealing with the multitasking nature of modern music making, how to learn from machines, and the counter-intuitive yet undeniable value of failure as a driver of musical and technical innovation.

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