Music-based Web 2.0 platforms of social interaction are involving an increasing number of users who feel attracted by the active participation in the fruition process as well as by the tools, which facilitate the organization and creation of music content. Many online services of this kind have been developed in the past few years.
The employment of digital technologies, has been spreading in Europe for a number of years now, affecting music education too; however, very few cases of collaborative ITC environments using Web 2.0 technologies are registered.
The survey led by OPEN SOUNDS addressed the main functional, technological and educational features of the training environments for music remote collaboration that employ: 1) practices followed by the large web communities in the musical field (software users, creative artists, etc. ); and 2) practices intended as educational support, with particular reference to the situation in Great Britain, Denmark and Italy, partner countries in the project.