Second Life and the Future of the Music Industry

Next week catch an exhibition organized by JJ Aucouturier and the cybermedia class at Temple University entitled “Second Life and the Future of the Music Industry,” at the Design Festa Gallery in Harajuku (April 10-12). Aucouturier explains:

The music industry is in crisis — you’ve heard the news. But in the virtual world of Second Life, an alternative music economy is emerging. Already, real musicians are making a living by playing exclusively in Second Life, and music labels and clubs of a new kind are created every week. We have spent months researching the new musical trends in Second Life, and we’re bringing them to you in the form of snapshots, sounds, videos, interviews, and more. Come discover what music could become in the next 10 years.