The internet gives us an infinite means of listening to music. Yet all it can take is listening to one piece in a recital to change your life.
The internet gives us an infinite amount of people who make music to for you to listen to. Yet all it can take is three people at the local bar, drums and bass and guitar, to change your life.
While technology has given us so many opportunities for music, some things remain the same. The impact of music in person is second to none.
Of course, however, it’s all about getting people to get out and hear music in person.
Social critic Neil Postman has said that with new technology we should always ask what problems it solves before blindly accepting it. If it solves no problems and just takes space then issues arise.
The Internet, then, can be looked at as a means of solving the problem of getting people to see music in person. From Facebook events to Bandcamp, technology can at least help music in this regard.
But what other music problems could it possibly solve?