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Digital Watermarks

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Dec 27, 2000.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Digi, SS, Nuendo etc., Design something that will save new releases and the future of the 21 century musician from total poverty due to piracy.
    Create a plug-in or software that does digital watermarks for DAW users right at the source before dithering begins. As more DAW buyers come on board I'm sure who ever comes up with the universal software that protects our music from being transferred without permissions will be a "God of music commerce". The pros will support the companies that support SDMI. (Secure Digital Music Initiative). I believe there will be more swap type DAW (consumer DAW's) that are just geared for jamming and trading on-line but hopefully PT, SS and other professional lines will come up with something before all hell brakes loose. I know the topic is in progress and very complex. I have talked to a few producers that are holding back on releasing their material. The indie world is suffering because the funds for new artist aren't there anymore.

    The big question:

    Are DAW companies more interested in selling millions of these new studios for the benefit of online jams, new napter type sites and millions of players that don't ever plan to sell there music or, is there a hope that companies like digi, SS etc. will design advanced DAW's with obviously better sounding, deeper imaging etc software that will inturn entice the public to buy music that comes from pro DAW watermarked recordings?

    This is one of the most important topic of this decade. If we don't start thinking about our future, who will?


    [This message has been edited by audiokid (edited December 27, 2000).]
  2. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    If it's any consolation, I doubt many people will be tossing $10,000 at a time just to give their music away for free.

    Just one thought of many.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Here are some sites relating to digital audio watermarking, internet music distribution and related topics:.

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> http://www.sdmi.org<LI> http://www.verance.com<LI> http://www.ifpi.org<LI> http://www.eff.org<LI> http://www.riaa.org<LI> http://www.skinz.org<LI> http://www.aimster.com<LI> http://www.gnutellanet.com<LI> http://www.macster.com<LI> http://


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