Facilitating collective musical creativity

@inproceedings{Tanaka2005FacilitatingCM,
  title={Facilitating collective musical creativity},
  author={Atau Tanaka and Nao Tokui and Ali Momeni},
  booktitle={MULTIMEDIA '05},
  year={2005}
}
We present two projects that facilitate collective music creativity over networks. One system is a participative social music system on mobile devices. The other is a collaborative music mixing environment that adheres to the Creative Commons license [1]. We discuss how network and community infrastructures affect the creative musical process, and the implications for artists creating new content for these formats. The projects described are real-world examples of collaborative systems as… 

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