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RE: Narrowing the field (Re: Currently available looper music webpage)

Dear Loopers

I don't know if you are aware of the Wiki concept.
This is a Website where readers can edit and contribute pages in a very
straight forward way. Nonetheless, there are Search functionality and 
Changes. Wiki has been around for about 6 years (unverified) and there are
many implementations around. I think a currently very good one is

The technical requirements would be a webserver with the possibility to run
perl cgi progs. Not a hard requirement to meet.

I think the structuring of information on LD would be very useful not only
for CDs. E.g. Recently, there was the discussion of headphones. I made a
table for myself to easen the comparison of the different products. Would 
nice to collect the unstructured LD posts in this way and make it available
to everyone.

If you would like to see a prototype I may set one up.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Per Boysen [mailto:per@boysen.se]
> Sent: Sonntag, 31. August 2003 09:25
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: RE: Narrowing the field (Re: Currently available looper music
> webpage)
> > From: Greg Kucharo [mailto:telecaster@mac.com]
> >    I've been thinking of putting up a centralized website
> > that points to
> > everyone's currently available CD's and online music.
> > Would anyone find this useful, if for no other reason than a easy to
> > point at promotional device?
> Yes. A very good idea that is!
> > From: Andre LaFosse [mailto:altruist@earthlink.net]
> > So things like style descriptions and such could be optional,
> > sure.  But to me, that sort of "pigeonholing" is actually a
> > very valuable and important way of getting one's music to the
> > appropriate audience.  It's a tool for cutting through the
> > immense amount of information out there, and "branding"
> > onesself in such a way that interested people (listeners
> > and/or customers) will be more curious and inclined to hear
> > what a person is doing.
> >
> > And that, to me, is the fundamental challenge in getting your
> > music heard/purchased by people: how do you make people, who
> > would like what you do, want to hear what you do in the first
> > place?  If you're going to go about setting up such a page,
> > then I think this is the main issue to be addressed.
> I think Andre says something very important here! That IS the way the
> internet works. You might not like to label your music but this
> (promotional) tool is sharp, and it's free. I also agree with his
> suggestion for search words. Good thinking, Andre! :-)
> Best wishes
> Per Boysen
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