Bringing Artists and File Sharers Together
Next Steps for Safe-Xchange
Our civilization has gone, in 150 years, from where performers and their audience had to be in each other's presence, to where having performers and their audience each other's presence is rather rare.
In many ways that is a good thing. It allows us to hear music from different artists all the time. But it has eliminated the connection that performers and their audiences felt, and it has made it more difficult to make a living as a musician.
Safe-Xchange, a company founded by and owned by musicians, is looking for ways that the connection can be improved. We want to allow audiences to pay the performers and songwriters, rather than having all their money go to record labels and technology companies. Here's what we're working on:
- A digital record album that includes songs, videos, stores, event calendars, ticket sales, liner notes, and social networking.
- A social networking app for musicians that allows each musician to spread words and pictures and videos and audio through all the social nets easily.
- A new kind of internet service/radio that can be directed by both musicians and audiences rather than record labels and technology companies.