Tag Archives: music


MOG: the day the music gamified

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Nowadays, the music business is like a country and western album – there are no happy endings. Today’s young people have grown up listening (legally and illegally) to free music. Most 16-year-olds seem to think unlimited downloads are a basic human right. Sometimes it seems like Apple shareholders are the only ones who make a decent living from the industry anymore.

The recent Spotify-Facebook deal has …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing David Hyman Enya Facebook Free music Grooveshark microwork MOG Rdio Spotify

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For a fistful of dollars: the weird and wonderful world of Fiverr

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… prefer their pop a little more “vintage”, how about a Microtask version of Yellow Submarine? Music and lyrics composed and performed by two different Fiverr users:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qKe4_bUZyA&version=3&hl=it_IT]

I think you’ll agree it’s a unique sound experience.

The good the bad and the Photoshopped

As we quickly discovered, some Fiverr users (Fiverrers?) are more dedicated than others. For example, we do believe this picture from …

Tags: Adobe Photoshop crowd crowdsourcing Finland Fiverr Los Angeles microwork music Photoshop Times Square United States

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Now that’s what I call a remix: confessions of a YouTube-oholic

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… memories) watch Mary Poppins turned into a hellspawn witch.

Forty-one milliseconds of fame

Music is another example of a field where experimentation with widesourcing (a clever new word CrowdCloud dreamed up) never seems to stop.

Leading the way is the band C-mon & Kypski who’ve put together a crowdsourced video. In ‘One Frame of Fame’ each person is asked to copy the pose of a band member and take a picture (it’s indie music, so strictly no air guitar). The website …

Tags: C-mon & Kypski crowd crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work music public enemy record industry remix sellaband trailers widesourcing youtube

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The Same Old Song?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… that once churned out now-archaic tools like fax machines and, most famously, the traditional music industry.

Older readers will remember a time when news was delivered on paper, music via disc and movies on film. If you didn’t pay for the content directly, you at least had to put up with advertisements on the TV or radio. This simple business model now seems like a lifetime ago.

With the benefit of hindsight we can see that developments facilitating the high speed delivery of media …

Tags: BPI crowdsourcing Geoff Taylor music industry Napster Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor

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Summer Blockbuster, in cinemas now: The Document Processing Knight Rises

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… there is nothing we like more than discussing strange and new types of crowdsourcing. From weird music-related experiments to the incidence of expressions such as “I need to” during the Mad Men era, we try to keep you informed with what is going on across our industry.

Every now and then, however, we use this forum to talk about something much closer to our home and hearts: ourselves.

For the last few years Microtask has focused its efforts on solving the traditional problems …

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