Take Action Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality. Don’t Allow Internet Discrimination

shockleewebpic_defendnetneutralityIf you use the internet and think that it is one of the best things ever invented then please take action now. Help stop laws go into place that will allow your internet service providers to discriminate when and how fa$t they deliver your content. Help save the internet before it’s too late.

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The Sound Of Transcendence

shockleewebpic_soundoftranscendanceThe orchestral meets synthetic sound continues to gain popularity in Hollywood, where recent movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Divergent and most recently Transcendence show that the major motion picture industry has been bit by the electronic music bug. Hopefully they will continue to bring in new innovative audio artists that can bring fresh perspectives to films.

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MIDI Sprout: Now You Can Create Music From Plants

shockleewebpic_midisproutThe Sonification of Plants is here. MIDI Sprout is a biorhythm to MIDI converter that will allow you to create music from your houseplants via the power of biofeedback. So basically, this unit will allow you to collect data from your plants or even your own body and convert these readings into MIDI which means that now you can get some inspiration from your green friends.

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Music Streaming Services Ranked By Popularity: iTunes Radio Overtakes Spotify

shockleewebpic_streamingservicesrankedThe Infinite Dial 2014, a brand new report from Edison Research has examined consumer adoption of digital media, including music streaming usage. A U.S. survey shows Pandora, iHeartRadio and iTunes Radio ranked first, second and third respectively, with Spotify coming in a close fourth.

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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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Robert Henke: I Really Do Everything Myself

shockleewebpic_henkeidoeverythingComputer music creator and Ableton Live co-developer Robert Henke talks about some things in this new video by 6sept13 which many digital music makers can relate to, mainly, how it can be hard to make musical decisions with so many options at your fingertips.

How do you avoid a career of ‘producing an arbitrary output of exchangeable stuff’? Robert shares his thoughts on this and gives us a look at his new project, Lumière.

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China’s Web Junkies: An Internet Addiction Documentary

shockleewebpic_chinawebjunkiesWatch this short documentary from the NY Times about a boot camp treatment facility for internet addicted youth in China where since 2008, internet addiction has been declared a clinical disorder and a top health threat to teenagers.

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Does Silicon Valley Have A Race Problem?

shockleewebpic_siliconvalleyraceprobAs the tech industry led by Silicon Valley continues to grow, the boom has some people examining some issues of inequality, whether locally around San Francisco or in the venture capital circuit, how can we fix the gap and allow diversity to fuel innovation?

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Shocklee At 2014 International CES

shockleewebpic_ces2014The 2014 International CES is taking place in Las Vegas, starting officially on January 7th for a week full of all the latest and future consumer electronics, technology and entertainment to come. Reportedly this upcoming show will hit 2 million square feet of exhibition space making it the biggest EVER. And that’s just the show floor.

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