#926: Sitphony

The recording of music performances is nearly as much of an art form as the music itself.

Now that it’s getting harder to make money from digital media, today’s invention offers an additional route to selling music by adding some extra value.

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A recording studio or auditorium would be equipped with an array of seats. Each would be occupied by a person wearing a pair of microphones near their ears. The sounds recorded would be stored as two separate channels. These data would then be downloadable by music buffs (with equipment capable of playing one channel per headphone speaker).

The quality and cachet associated with being able to choose one’s seat at a performance of this type would command a premium price. People might even choose to ‘visit’ the same classic performance in different locations and help to draw a map up of the most popular seats.

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