By 2020, the majority of musicians in the world will be playing modern electronic music, according to the International Electrotechnics Federation (IEEE).
The IEA says it is expecting that of the 10.5 billion people who will be digitally active, approximately half will be performing modern electronic instrumentation.
The other half will play traditional instruments.
This is due to the fact that modern electronic instruments, with their digital technology, are inherently more stable, and therefore more adaptable to the needs of the contemporary digital age.
In a bid to provide the widest possible range of musicians with the tools they need to continue their careers, the IEA is working on a global music certification program for electronic musicians.
The new program is designed to allow musicians to learn new techniques while retaining their traditional instrumentation and sound.
For instance, the program will cover all the essential tools to play modern electronic, such as drums, bass and guitar.
This means musicians who do not already have the requisite skills will be able to pick up the new skills through the program.
“It is really about being able to learn and learn from your instrument, because the tools are not just going to come along the way, but they are going to become a part of your instrument as well,” said IEA Senior Director for Standards and Certification, Chris O’Leary.
“This is really the only way we can provide the broadest possible range to all of the musicians who are going after the same kind of careers.
So if we can be as flexible as possible, we can make it easier for musicians to be able take the path of learning and finding the skills they need, while also providing the flexibility to move forward in the digital world,” O’Loughlin said.
O’Leary believes that the certification program is a good first step towards creating a modern electronic sound, with the IFE hoping to see the program expanded to include instruments such as keyboards, drums and bass.
However, not everyone is convinced the certification will help electronic musicians achieve their dreams of becoming world class musicians.
“I am disappointed by the way the IHE and the IEF have chosen to go forward with this program.
If they were going to go ahead with this as a certification, then we would be looking at something very different than what we are seeing,” said David Grosz, executive director of the ICA.”
We need to make sure that all the musicians, and especially those with the most traditional instruments, have access to the tools necessary to perform their instruments at their highest levels.
I believe that the IAA and the IIFE are going about it in the wrong way.
We should be giving the instruments to the musicians that have the skills to perform them at their best, and the instruments should be given to those who have the ability to do it.
I think it’s a mistake that’s been made.”
Grosz has been one of the most vocal critics of the certification, particularly when it comes to the new IFE-IEEE collaboration on the new music certification initiative.
The IFE and the IEEE had recently reached an agreement, but Grosze says that the two organizations have now “failed” to produce a solution to the certification issue.
“There are many reasons why this isn’t happening.
I have heard from some of the people who have played in the music certification system that the system is not working well, and there is a lot of frustration with the lack of collaboration between the two bodies,” he said.”
I have heard that the people that are supposed to be the arbiters of this are not working at all, so it’s very frustrating to see that there are people in the industry who are not taking responsibility for this.
And I believe the certification is going to fail if we don’t do a lot more of the work together.”
The IAE hopes that the program, and its broader effort to expand the number of certified musicians, will provide musicians with more options in the future, with new certification programs for guitarists, bassists, drummers and keyboards being developed.
The IFE is working to build a list of accredited musicians that will be recognised as a modern musical instrument by the IAE, which will then allow those musicians to use those instruments in their music.
The program is also looking to expand to the music industry to help aspiring musicians with their instruments.