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Musowiki.net: notes on the creation of an online community music facility

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This article describes the theoretical and practical justification for creating an online music community at www.musowiki.net. Through a discussion of the technological, industrial and social aspects of an online environment, it provides a grounding body of theory and describes the process of designing the project. Consideration of some of the project's early outcomes reveals four principles for community building and offers examples of how they can be applied. In conclusion, the article suggests that community music bodies and practitioners can enhance their activities both by participating in the Musowiki community and by adopting the four principles of community development.

Keywords: Musowiki; World Wide Web; new media; online; online community

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ijcm.3.2.277_1

Affiliations: Queensland University of Technology.

Publication date: July 1, 2010

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  • The International Journal of Community Music publishes research articles, practical discussions, timely reviews, readers' notes and special issues concerning all aspects of Community Music. The editorial board is composed of leading international scholars and practitioners spanning diverse disciplines that reflect the scope of Community Music practice and theory.
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