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Enter To Win A Free Copy Of The Music Producer’s Survival Guide

shockleewebpic_brianbookcontestWe are giving away 3 copies of the The Music Producer’s Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music a new book by Brian Jackson, which offers tips for today’s music producers. The book covers a variety of topics and features some wisdom from our own Hank Shocklee on creating the right environment for developing your projects.

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The Music Producer’s Survival Guide: A New Book On Chaos, Creativity & Career Features Interview With Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_brianjacksonbookThe Music Producer’s Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music is a new book by our Ableton Advanced Users Meetup collaborator Brian Jackson, which offers tips for working creatively and successfully in today’s computer-centric music production environment. As a bonus, the book also features a lengthy interview with our own Hank Shocklee with additional thoughts and advice on creating the right environment for developing your projects. The book is available now and would be a great addition to your book collection. Check it out!

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[Denver] April 5-7, 2013: National Conference For Media Reform Brings Together Media, Tech, Policy & Arts

shockleestorypic_NCFMR2013On April 5, the National Conference for Media Reform — the nation’s biggest conference devoted to media, technology and democracy – will kick off in Denver. Thousands of activists, media makers, journalists, policymakers, technologists and artists will travel to the Mile High City for three days of inspiring speeches, performances — and 60 sessions featuring more than 350 presenters.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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Steve Jobs’ Bio Author Walter Isaacson Shares Steve’s Personal Side With 60 Minutes

The official authorized Steve Jobs biography is out today. Author Walter Isaacson got to see a personal side of Steve having more than 40 interviews with him for the book. View Isaacson’s full interview with 60 Minutes where he reveals a lot of what he learned about Steve’s business sense and personal life.

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs asked Walter Isaacson, a former editor of TIME Magazine, if he would write his biography. Isaacson, who has done books about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, thought the request presumptuous and premature, since Jobs was still a young man. What Isaacson didn’t know at the time, and only a few people did, was that Jobs was about to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer and was feeling his mortality. It speaks to the secrecy with which Jobs conducted his life and his business, adding mystery to an already compelling figure.

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The Speed Of Light Has Been Broken…Time Travel Could Be Next So Brush Up On Some Physics

Scientists in Geneva, Switzerland revealed today that they have broken the light barrier. You know what that means…we’re seriously one step closer to time travel!

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Imagining The Tenth Dimension

Wrap your head around this – a new way of thinking about time and space from Rob Bryanton, author of the book Imagining The Tenth Dimension.

In string theory, physicists tell us that the subatomic particles that make up our universe are created within ten spatial dimensions [plus an eleventh dimension of "time"] by the vibrations of exquisitely small “superstrings”. The average person has barely gotten used to the idea of there being four dimensions: how can we possibly imagine the tenth?

Well watch this…is it closer to science fiction or science fact?

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New Book! Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling Features Hank Shocklee

Co-authors Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola analyze the music industry’s approach to digital sampling: past, present, and future in their new book, Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling.

Creative License explores the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed within the current copyright landscape. It includes interviews with more than 100 stakeholders in the sampling community – from David Byrne, Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, Eclectic Method, El-P, Girl Talk, Matmos, Mix Master Mike, Negativland, Chuck D, RZA, Clyde Stubblefield, T.S. Monk and our very own Hank Shocklee.

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Are You Prone To Mind Control?

How do you know if you’re prone to mind control? Well let’s see, are you easily influenced by what others do and say? Then maybe, you’re the type of person who’s more vulnerable to hypnotists, magicians, mind-readers and other forms of mind manipulators.

While some of these tricks may be fun at a party, mind control is a serious science of it’s own. In this video, put together by New Scientist, psychologist Richard Wiseman helps you determine just how suggestible you are.

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Picking Your Poison: How Everyday Chemicals Are Affecting Us

From WNYC comes this must listen to segment with Industrial Hygienist Monona Rossol and author of several books including her latest, Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All which discusses how everyday chemicals in the products we use and our environment are seeping into our bodies and affecting us.

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