MinimumNoise – Crowdsourcing Music Production

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on September 13, 2009

MinimumNoise

Name: Minimum Noise

URL: http://www.minimumnoise.com

This site defines itself as a music marketplace that lets people crowdsource music production on the Net. The way it works is really simple: you just create a project and explain how much you are willing to pay for it. Once you have done so, producers can access your project’s page and take part of it by uploading audio clips for you to weigh up. When you come across one that fits what you had originally envisioned, it is a mere matter of transferring the money and receiving the full audio.

When creating your project, you can (and must) include a couple of reference files for the community of producers to easily realize what it is you are after. That is only suitable – it is almost impossible to transmit music verbally, and a short clip is certain to transmit the concept 100 % accurately and in no time at all.

Once the project is running, you can give feedback to the producers that have shown interest and guide them towards the piece that you have intended all along.

Other than that, posting a project obviously necessitates you create an account in advance. But that is carried out easily and at no cost.

All in all, sites such as this one are becoming emblematic of the WWW. Personally, I think that they break a lot of barriers and let talent worldwide connect and interact like never before. The truth is that they will eventually redefine the current way in which the industry operates completely. After all, they are both cost-effective and time-saving. Now, whether such a form of interaction is more beneficial than face-to-face human contact is something that can be debated, of course. But I think that developments in the field of communications such as Twitter are clearly tipping the scales, and sites like this one are spearheading a true digital movement.

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