The Million Dollar Music Composition Blog

Wednesday October 27th, 2006
The Million Dollar Music Composition website has launched a new service earlier this week: We provide a continually updated listing of ongoing International Music Composition Competitions, Lyrics and Songwriting Contests with direct links to the competitions and short descriptions. These competitions are sorted according to the postmark deadlines (shortest deadline first). Feel free to submit information about comeptitions and contests using the form provided at the bottom of this new subpage.

Posted by Martin @ 01:15 AM

Terminology "collaborative music composition"

Tuesday October 3rd, 2006
Recently I got the feedback that people had a couple of problems with my terminologies which I would like to comment on here!
In order to make my website more popular I posted to relevant forums trying to draw the attention of their members to my website. In these posts I wrote that I invented a new concept in collaborative music composition. People criticized that "collaboration" (To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort - The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition) implies an exchange of ideas, a back-and-forth. Adding input to a list may be coproduction, but it isn't really collaboration. These people suggested a correction of my terminology to "list of notes contributed by several people", not a "musical collaboration".

I do not completely agree! As a scientist I worked in many collaborative academic and industrial projects. In many cases the collaboration partners within these projects worked completely independent of the others on different aspects due to completely different expertises. Nevertheless these projects were still collaborations as they worked towards a common goal in a joint intellectual effort. Nobody ever raised a doubt about the collaborative nature of these projects.
CollabWiki defines "that collaboration occurs when two or more people interact and exchange knowledge in pursuit of a shared, collective, bounded goal. Interaction can be indirect. For example, people can communicate by talking, gesturing, writing, or other means of exchanging symbols." In the Million Dollar Composition much more than two people interact and exchange knowledge in pursuit of a shared collective, bounded goal by indirect communication in the language of music (notes). However, I agree the process is sequential and the ideas are not back-and forth exchanged. But on the other hand, the composers (hopefully) consider the context of their notes and do not submit isolated musical phrases! On my website I encourage the composers not to satisfy only their own distinctive musical taste and to let go of their individual vision to accomodate the thinking of the OTHER as a crucial element...trying to go with the flow and compose something rather than collage something! Hopefully they combine several areas of musical knowledge (basic music theory, harmony, counterpoint orchestration, form, etc.) and create a nice piece of music.
Moreover, the criticizers suggested to enter the search term "online music collaboration" into my search tool of choice, where I would find an assortment of sites, programs, and information about this topic. I googled for the suggested search term and in fact did find many online music collaboration projects, but sorry ... no concept that compares to the concept of the Million Dollar Composition! Taken together, I still think that I invented a new concept in collaborative music composition. I did not write that I invented THE concept of collaborative music composition, just A new concept!

Posted by Martin @ 11:34 PM

GOOGLE PageRank Update: Up the ladder from 0 to 4

Friday July 14th, 2006
GOOGLE has done one of it's periodic Page Rank Updates and the Million Dollar Music Composition website has climbed up the ladder from 0 to 4! This translates into a Link Price of US $12 PER MONTH according to the SEO Tools - Link Price Calculator tool.
Please, compare this value of a monthly textlink to the CURRENT price of an Eighth note of US $2.04 (one-time fee)!
Keep in mind:
When you buy an Eighth note of the Million Dollar Music Composition website you will have an image (note plus 500 pixel advertisement space) and a LINK to YOUR website. The Million Dollar Music Composition website will be online for the next 5 years, that's guaranteed, but the idea is to keep it online FOREVER.
However, the price per Eighth note will increase automatically every time notes are added to the Million Dollar Music Composition (Please consult the FAQ for details).

Posted by Martin @ 10:24 AM

Please, help me to make the Million Dollar Music Composition more popular!

Wednesday July 12th, 2006
As you've made it to this subpage of the Million Dollar Music Composition you might find it interesting enough to help me to make the MillionDollarComposition more popular:
Posted by Martin @ 01:24 AM

The Million Dollar Music Composition website is launched!

Easter Sunday April 16th, 2006
Here is my Easter Egg ... I developed Alex Tew's advertising-by-the-pixel idea further into a broader concept with another creative dimension/universe: creation of a piece of music within a remote team of composers, networked together using the Internet! This contradicts the standard way of music composition so fundamentally and is crazy enough to create another hype.
I've got nothing to lose by trying. So anyway, I've invested money, time, blood, sweat and tears building this site. And here is the result.
If you like it, feel free to tell (or email to) your friends, or even put a link to the Million Dollar Music Composition from your website.
And don't hesitate to buy notes!

Posted by Martin @ 04:24 PM

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