Digital Tools for Computer Music Production and Distribution

Dionysios Politis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Miltiadis Tsalighopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Ioannis Iglezakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 291
ISBN13: 9781522502647|ISBN10: 1522502645|EISBN13: 9781522502654|
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0264-7


It is clear that the digital age has fully embraced music production, distribution, and transcendence for a vivid audience that demands more music both in quantity and versatility. However, the evolving world of digital music production faces a calamity of tremendous proportions: the asymmetrically increasing online piracy that devastates radio stations, media channels, producers, composers, and artists, severely threatening the music industry.
Digital Tools for Computer Music Production and Distribution presents research-based perspectives and solutions for integrating computational methods for music production, distribution, and access around the world, in addition to challenges facing the music industry in an age of digital access, content sharing, and crime. Highlighting the changing scope of the music industry and the role of the digital age in such transformations, this publication is an essential resource for computer programmers, sound engineers, language and speech experts, legal experts specializing in music piracy and rights management, researchers, and graduate-level students across disciplines.

Topics Covered

  • Acoustics
  • Electroacoustic Music
  • Music and Speech
  • Music Theory
  • Piracy
  • Production Interfaces
  • Sound Synthesis

Call for Chapters

Recently we have undertaken the task to edit a volume titled  Digital Tools for Computer Music Production and Distribution under the auspices of IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. 
We would like to invite you to contribute with your expertise, either alone, or in conjunction with your research associates, in promoting a chapter focused on:
  • The Phonation Mechanism
  • Mechanics of the Auditory Apparatus
  • Neurology, Otology and Synaesthesia
  • Language Disorders in Children
  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
  • Digital Music and Sound Design
  • Music Formalization, Music Theory and Analysis, Semiology and Semiotics
  • Representations and Strategies for Algorithmic Composition
  • Electroacoustic Music, Sound Synthesis and MIDI Control
  • Techniques for Artistic Applications: Sound & Light
  • From Sound Spatialization to Location Services and Analytics
  • Music and Intermedia and Production Interfaces: the road to Mobile Devices
  • Music and Speech: from Ethnomusicology to Global Audience Communication
  • System Interconnections and Flowcharting: Producing Music over the Web and on the Cloud
  • Beyond Intonation: Non Linear Systems and micro-Tuning
  • Jurisdictional and Choice of Law Problems for Enforcement Across Borders
  • Criminal Penalties for Persons Responsible: Producers, Internet Service Providers, Advertisers, Promoters, Users of Illegally Obtained Music
  • Intrusion and e-Crime: Forensic Engineering & Technical Expertise
  • Mobility, Dissimulation, and Anonymity for Inter-Language & Cross-border Music Production
  • Audio Cultures, Music Education Communities, and Social Networks
  • Open Source Music, Creative Commons, and the Professional’s role within the Music Industry 
We emphasize that the book to be seeks to retort scientific expertise from the everyday interaction of professionals with music and audio equipment. Apart from these explicitly noted focal points, merit is given to resurgent technologies like brain-computer interfaces, cochlear implants, mobile interfaces etc.
We would be delighted to receive from the involved ones a 1-2 pages résumé till March 30, 2015. 
Dr. Dionysios Politis (Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
 Dr. Miltiadis Tsaligopoulos (AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)
 Dr. Ioannis Iglezakis (School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)