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Social media has made it clear that, without a community, advertisment efforts become a mere black hole for the marketing budget. There is an irony in that for the cynical. Or is it hope for the newspeak savy? Clearly the corporations recognize the value of social engagement whilst still opposing socialism. Community has become the aproved word to admit that society is larger than it's individuals, with or without fortunes.

β€œCommunity is definitely a buzz word. Even corporations use it!” Said the Communards twitching in their tombs.

Despite the social medias relative novelty, there is nothing new about community. In our domain it's actually been a key ingredient for very long: music has rallied people arround scenes, created, reinvented or reinforced identities and animated causes way before the Internet was born. And during it's infancy, Internet was a fine place to seek for the oddly familiar and the different. However something happened during the web's teenage. Complexity was broken down and its currents were consolidated, centralized and rallied in monolithic services offering convenience. This was perfect for the mainstream, but because the technical expertise of underground record labels was understandably low (record labels aren't Sys-admins, right?), the underground and the mainstream started to coexist on the same stage.

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Without the good services of Alsenet.com there would be no Basspistol. Not in it's current shape anyways. And today we're proud to announce that they have blessed the Outernational Music Syndicate with the infrastructure to receive donations in Bitcoins.

Bitcoin(β‚Ώ) is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto and started in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodesthrough cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services. – Wikipedia

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