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Blog // Technology
January 28, 2011

iMUSIC

On Thursday, February the 10th, at 7:30pm, I’ll be speaking at an event called iMUSIC: Promoting Your Music with Social Media and iPhone Music Performances. This is being held as part of the Social Media Week Hong Kong. For my part, I’ll be demonstrating Korg’s iMS20 app (on the iPad) and showing how to upload […]

On Thursday, February the 10th, at 7:30pm, I’ll be speaking at an event called iMUSIC: Promoting Your Music with Social Media and iPhone Music Performances. This is being held as part of the Social Media Week Hong Kong.

For my part, I’ll be demonstrating Korg’s iMS20 app (on the iPad) and showing how to upload a track created there onto SoundCloud – in real time. Moreover, I’ll be explaining why, as a musician, I find SoundCloud to be such a useful social media application (the event is combined with our local SoundCloud global meetup). I’m also looking forward to the other presentations, from Gary Gibbons of World Worm Studios, who will showcase some soundtrack music and Thrash Compactors who “will provide the first iPad DJ battle in Hong Kong.”

Ultimately, the value of social media rests in creating real world interactions. This is first time I’ve attended an event like this in Hong Kong and it is telling that it has emerged from networks built on Twitter. I’m not all that interested in talking about social media, per se, but I am interested in making and sharing music. Moreover, I’m excited by apps that are focussed on music-makers, rather than just on consumers and the marketing industry that is trying to reach them.

That’s why I agreed to this. If it goes well then who knows, maybe one day Hong Kong can have something like the up-coming The iPad and Music-Making Workflows: Tablet as Tool event in New York. After all, the resources and intelligence are out there, it just requires musicians here in Hong Kong to pick them up – and then, to use them in collaborative and mutually beneficial ways.

Responses
C... 12 years ago

What a great opportunity.

Peter Kirn 12 years ago

Hey, I’d go visit Hong Kong. 😉

Seriously, your event sounds great, too. And to my knowledge, don’t know of an iPad DJ event in NYC.

We had a blast last night; it really wound up being about the music. And it’d be great to find new ways of connecting musicians in general, whatever the platform. Let us know how your event went.

    Fernando Gros 12 years ago

    Peter – thanks. I will post a follow up after the event. It is my hope as well that we can use these tools to connect musicians, locally and globally.

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