We know it for decades: information is a main key in society. Actually there is nothing new under the sun: education is transmission of information and it always contributed to the building of better human groups. Maybe the novelty is that more and more individuals today can erase the lacks of traditional education and complete it more easily than thousand or even hundred years ago.
In matter of music information, for the individual who is searching to complete some musical culture, interesting questions for music composers and performers to answer are:
What type of music information do people seek?
What are people’s music information search strategies?
In an accurate research (Lee and Downie), I found that users seek music information to build collections of music and for verifying or identifying works, artists, lyrics, etc.
These clear and concrete goals are reached:
- physically (people visit friend’s places, record stores, music libraries and shops plus bars, church or sessions)
- through the internet (people search for recordings, music files, news, music styles, etc.)
All of this is clear and evident. Another evidence appears: professional musicians need to frequent physical places like libraries or shop and publish their sheet music on the web to be known better.
Musicians will notice that a music composition and notation software like Pizzicato can help them to publish their work themselves or to be published by a professional editor – as it already happened.
All musicians will find information related to Pizzicato at http://www.arpegemusic.com (informations like a free demonstration version and newsletters about music composition).