The internet is a boon to bands with members living miles apart – obviously, and nobody’s claiming otherwise. It’s never been easier to maintain open communication and get things done despite distance than it is right now. Still, shared Google docs and group Skype chats don’t guarantee your own long-distance band will be problem free. There’s more to it than that. Just ask Atlanta rock ‘n’ roll act Barreracudas.
In the last few years, collaborating online isn’t only easier than ever, but it can be also be incredibly ornate thanks to a variety of apps, websites, and online communities. Still, at the end of the day, no technology can replace the human element so essential to great art. So here are some ways to intersect the two.