By Sean Ludwig
By now, we've all gotten used to the idea of the Web as the primary distribution channel for music. But some recording artists have clearly been ahead of the curve when it comes to creative uses for the internet, whether their intent was to sell more music, more effectively communicate with their fans, bring attention to their favorite social cause, or simply go from being rich to Internet rich. Here are 10 artists who have used the Internet in innovative ways. […]
Byrne, former front man of Talking Heads, and Eno, essentially the father of ambient music and the producer of landmark records from the likes of U2 and Coldplay, have collaborated on a range of projects. On the 25th anniversary of their 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, they released tracks that could be remixed by fans and posted in an online contest. They also released an online-only album this year. Byrne meanwhile has an avid following for his monthly online radio show. And Eno created his own iPhone app, called Bloom, which turns the phone into a combination musical instrument/art piece.