DATAREALISM - Database Applications for Music Distribution, Creative Writing and Computer-generated Art...

WHAT IS "DATAREALISM"? was launched over eleven years ago to showcase database-driven applications (both online and desktop). The overall theme was simple: This was a site to illustrate how database programming could be used to "realize" some solutions for creative thinking and writing. In the intervening years, we have seen the large-scale adoption of Internet platforms for social networking, shopping, news, forums, e-publishing, music distribution, crowd-funding plus countless others, many of which of are said to be evidence of a potientially revolutionary change: a societal transition to a new economic paradigm known as "The Sharing Economy". Nowadays you hear the refrain "there is an app for that" - and indeed there seems to be an app for everything: including when to take a drink of water and how to brush your teeth. Has information technology permeated too much of our lives? Has it broadened or narrowed the scope of discourse? For example, is the election of Donald Trump a direct result of Social Networking and the "140 character thinking" that has been promulgated by "Twitter"? All appearances suggest that "computation" is a small part of the social revolution taking place in our new hyper-connected, always-online social media environment. Today's revolution is all about COMMUNICATION - about how the traditional model of one-to-many ("mass media" or "broadcast") transmission of information, entertainment and infotainment is being made redundant by a more chaotic (but more inclusive) system fed by an unlimited number "content creators" who need only possess a smartphone or tablet as the prerequisite for participation...

Featured Database-driven application: The FREE SOUNDTRACK MUSIC Royalty Free Music Library:

The F.S.M. audio file database is an online application created by C.P.Bryan which provides functions for video or film producers to search, preview and download music for use in their productions. This system simplifies the process of obtaining "synchronization licensing" (more commonly known as authorization or "clearance") to use music in multimedia productions. Development began in 2008 with the initial intention of promoting a small collection of original music compositions by C.P.Bryan. Soon after, the system was expanded to provided a more generic DIY (do-it-yourself) solution for hosting an online MP3 sales e-commerce site. With an embedded relational database and features to easily interface with Paypal Merchant Services, this searchable online library was targetted towards small indie record companies or "electronic cottage" record shops. Since 2013, the focus has been on building the service. As of December 2018, the system has grown to provide a range of music search options for a library containing over 1,500 compositions by 18 different recording artists from around the world. To demo the "guest user" version of the system, go to:

New for the festive holiday season of 2018: A music sampler video featuring previews of soundtrack music which will work great in your Christmas videos. Two new instrumental recordings of classic carols are included, plus some original compositions with a traditional winter holidays style of instrumentation.

The music featured in this new video includes:
  1. "Jingle Bells Acoustic" performed by Ilya Truhanov.
  2. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" performed by Fresh_sound.
  3. "Techno Babou" performed by C.P.Bryan.
  4. "Organ Music for Ice Skating" performed by Steve Lowther.