I am seriously considering setting up a music composition committee. This is after coming to realize that musical compositions would probably be better (in terms of quality) if they were made by committees (working together), rather than individuals (working alone). Most of the music today is composed by individuals. These normally come in the form of music writers. We also have some artists who write their own songs. But I have a gut feeling that we would have music of much higher quality if the compositions were made by groups of people working together, as opposed to the current scenario – where the compositions are made by individuals working alone.
Should this experiment of having music compositions committees be successful, it would be truly revolutionary. It would (hopefully) eventually lead to a situation where we could even be having specialized music composition companies. Artists would be able to openly outsource the task of composing music to such companies. This would be akin to how we already have businesses outsourcing tasks such as payroll accounting to companies like Securitas (whose completed payrolls are accessed online at www.securitasepay.com). If businesses can outsources functions that are as sensitive as those of preparing payrolls, I see no reason as to why musical artists can’t outsource the task of music composition to people who specialize in that. Under this scheme, the stage artists would only be left with the task of performing music: this being the music that is originally composed by the specialists in the committees.
The music composition committee I have in mind would have several functions. It would, for one, make decisions on the lyrics to use in songs. The music composition committee would also make decisions on the instruments to use: for instance, on whether to use the guitar in music compositions, whether to use the keyboard, what percussion instruments to use… and so on. To my mind, the output from such musical composition committees is likely to be of a much higher quality than would be the case if music was composed by individuals working alone.