Message from a Digital Musicologist
Composed by Eric Iq (Eric A Gray) Written by David Kursek and Gerd Leonhard. These Innovators in music technology take a fascinating look at the impact of the digital revolution on the music business and predict 'a future in which music will be like water: ubiquitous and free-flowing.' Kusek and Leonhard foresee the disappearance of CDs and record stores as we know them in the next decade; consumers will have access to more products than ever, though, through a vast range of digital radio channels, person-to-person Internet file sharing and a host of subscription services. The authors are especially good at describing how the way current record companies operate - as both owners and distributors of music, with artists making less than executives - will also drastically change: individual CD sales, for example, will be replaced by 'a very potent 'liquid' pricing system that incorporates subscriptions, bundles of various media types, multi-access deals, and added-value services.' While the authors often shift from analysts into cheerleaders for the über-wired future they predict - 'Let's replace inefficient content-protection schemes with effective means of sharing-control and superdistribution!' Eric Iq is an Artist, Producer that has worked in the Hip Hop, Punk, Rock, Reggae, Pop and R&B music field for many years just to name a few. His early accomplishments began in the mid and late 1980's when he launched the record label Northside Production$ with partners James Lee and Rohan Davis in Trenton, New Jersey, Eric Iq Gray is responsible for the first recording Album release and huge success of the Legendary Hip Hop group The Poor Righteous Teachers. As a Producer and Executive Producer he has worked with chart topping artist and many Legendary producers too many to name and has traveled around the world and again has laid the first real Hip Hop foundation outside the USA in other Countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Eric Iq has received awards for is achievements and is still independent and producing music on his latest record label Angel Youth Enterprises in Brooklyn NY.