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English definition

Sunday 16 January 2005, by Rob Weale

Music in which the internet is integral either to its composition, or dissemination, or both. Currently, the main distinctive characteristics of internet music are:

- Asynchronicity
- Interactivity
- Multi-user
- Co-operation
- Emergence

Whilst the last two may also be said to be characteristics of conventional music making, the medium of the internet requires a special notion of social intercourse and co-operation which is peculiar.

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