Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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Abstract Logix is changing the music industry experience for musicians, fans, and retailers. How? By embracing the open source way and using a community-focused and collaborative approach.
We interviewed Souvik Dutta, founder of Abstract Logix, to get a better understanding of how the open source way is helping to create a stable business and how they produce, distribute, and promote music collaboratively.
1) What one big opportunity in the music industry has the best chance of being solved the open source way (e.g., collaboration, transparency, meritocracy, rapid prototyping, community)?
The music industry is going through a unique phase. With the advent of new technologies and the Internet, just as there are challenges such as piracy, there are definitely new opportunities. Although every aspect of an open source approach has its merits, I feel collaboration and transparency have some very strong, long-lasting benefits.
For many years, it was quite expensive and logistically impossible for musicians across the planet to collaborate. Today it's only a matter of connecting over the Internet and collaborating on music.