steve-o wrote:When did Glono go live? 2002? Think about what the internet, and music on the internet looked like back then. Long live the revolution.
February 6, 2001. I remember what a pain in the ass it was to even watch video online back then. And there was no way to easily upload video. Remember Real Audio? Liquid Audio? Yuck.
Nevertheless, that's all technology/business/communication/distribution revolution. Not musical revolution.
I can imagine the technology leading to musical innovation (online collaboration, etc.), but I'm not convinced I'm really hearing anything revolutionary yet. At least not anything that rises to the level to really affect the culture at large... Who knows?
I suppose "ringtone rap" is fairly revolutionary (i.e., tailoring music specifically to sound good in 15-second snippets over terrible phone speakers). But even that is niche...