As the Internet is developing into a true, democratic arena where everybody has the possibility to take part by enjoying, creating and sharing stuff, the role of the music artist is changing. Before the gramophone was invented by Thomas Edison in 1880, people needed to attend concerts in order to hear music. Countless music artists found their living in performing in front of people. Some artists were clever at writing songs, and they sold their note sheets to the artists. The most gifted of them, could earn enough to avoid performing. Then came the radio and later the gramophone, and people could enjoy music without going to concerts. Then we had more or less a hundred years where the recorded music reigned, and we saw powerful publishing houses and record companies grow to enormous amounts of wealth. Then came the Internet. Music files became easily downloadable, and many people stopped buying physical records . (The Audio CD never became art like the old vinyl with carbon covers were). In a way, we can say that it was the CD that killed the record. Not the LP (vinyl), but the record as an idea. The very moment the music was digitalized (on the CD), it could be transferred to a harddrive, then to the web, and straight down to your and my harddrive ;). - So, what has this to do with the excellent audio- and MIDI-sequencer Live from Ableton? We may actually see that the market for performing artists will grow again. Perhaps will all music (and digitalized art) become free on the web in the future. Then, it will not be enough only to record music if you want to survive as an artist. You will need to perform, too! - And then comes Ableton Live. I haven't known this software very long, but the moment I started using it, I saw the light. This is the perfect tool for combining composed and prerecorded music with real time performances, on the stage or in the recording studio.
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