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Grass Root Therapy

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Valuable information can come from unexpected sources. In an article for news.com, basically a site for technological information, editor John Borland gave his view of a vision for the future of Classical Music. While most people were waiting for a top-down approach, with the industry realising that changes would have to be made, he contended that instead what was necessary was a grass root movement - and that it was already in progress. The internet, according to Borland, was the axis around wich the most diverse activites turned: Live streams from concerts (such as from the Van Cliburn competition), web blogs (Internet resources providing personal opinion) and Internet Radio Stations for example. Blogs were a good example of how individuals could assist in esablishing a new community and in holding it together: By providing expert information, presented in a positive way and by helping an interested audience understand what they are listening. Or, to quote the author, bloggers "take on the role of evangelist, educator and reviewer". In a funny way, the article itself proves the point: If Classical Music and technology can become friends instead of enemies, a whole new group of fans could emerge from the ranks of the Internet-savvy.

Source: News.com

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