► Wikipedia: A small-world network is a type of mathematical graph in which...most nodes can be reached from every other node by a small number of hops or steps.

 

► The Matrix: A small-world network re a type of mathematical graph in which...most artists can be reached from every other artist by a small number of hops or steps.

 


► Matrix headquarters in Salvador, Bahia. Interview is by David Dye for broadcast on U.S. National Public Radio. Pre Brazil I "rescued" royalties for Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Led Zeppelin, Mongo Santamaria, Jim Hall, Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira, Earl Carroll of The Cadillacs, Rob Royer of Bread, Wah Wah Watson (Melvin Ragin), and others.

 

► The work was a variation of industrial espionage; record companies didn't play fair so neither did we. Here in Brazil I work with musicians who don't earn royalties but who are no less amazing for it.

 

► The matrix is a means of leveraging the sociological/mathematical phenomenon called "small-world networking" to make these people and their art discoverable and accessible from around the world.

 

► But here's the crux: To work for the mighty Bahians, the system must work for talent and genius in its manifest forms everywhere.

 

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