Florian Grote
Networked Organizations of Music Cultures

Session 3Netaudio Networks & Culture
Time15 h
RoomCassiopeia I

As society continues to process the introduction of the computer, organizations also adapt to its networked potential. Cultural practice has often been on the forefront of such revolutionary social changes, and so it comes as no surprise that the production and distribution of music as one of the first organizational complexes has undergone the radical shift away from an economy of commodities. On the quest for alternative concepts of organization, the netaudio scene has to establish pioneering knowledge in many fields while dealing with the vastness of linkage possibilities present in its informational surroundings. This paper will discuss the rearrangements of social organizations that occur as cultures and economies adapt to the dominance of networked computing in today‘s music scenes.