Culture

Putting art and music to a vote

Peter Harper's Web site is a classic example of how online social networking is redefining tastes in entertainment. Each month readers vote on four artists and four musicians; the winners then get to submit additional works and contact information while earning a permanent link on the site.

Harper told Blogma that the grassroots marketing system, which allows artists to sell their works as well as raise their profiles, has been in operation "for the last four years, and it has been a huge success." It's just one way that artists and performers are to make a living.