How Music’s Digital Shift Rapidly Impacted The Industry

shockwebpic_howmusicsdigitalshift“Widespread copyright infringement is like a generational shift and ignorance of existing law, similar to massive experimentation with illegal drugs in the 1960s,” says Stephen Witt, author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy. The book was named on the “Best of the Year” lists of The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, The Atlantic, Financial Times and others.

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The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Why The Artist Makes Less-To-Nothing While The Music Services And Distributors Make Billions

shockleewebpic_jeffpriceartistsmakelessThe following op-ed is comes from Jeff Price, founder and former CEO of TuneCore and now Founder/CEO of Audiam, a new service that gets artists paid for the use of their music on YouTube.

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Downloaded: The Rise And Fall Of Napster – A Documentary, Premieres At SXSW This Spring

It seems to be the year of music docs, ‘Downloaded: The Rise and Fall of Napster‘ is a feature length film on music industry game changer, Napster.

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TuneCore Launches Songwriter Publishing Administration Service

Music distribution service TuneCore, is out to revolutionize music publishing with its newly launched publishing administration service for songwriters which will allow writers to collect directly from the many digital music services.

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IMSTA FESTA + TechCamp NYC: The BIG Photo Recap

Close to 2,000 people turned up for the audio tech event of the year, IMSTA FESTA on Saturday September 24, 2011 at SAE in New York City. We had an absolute blast meeting up with the NYC community and those that made the trip from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe to be in the house.

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TechCamp Launches In NYC: Future Music, Audio & Creative Technologies

As you probably already know, IMSTA FESTA takes place tomorrow Saturday, September 24th in NYC and as part of the day’s music tech festivities we’re presenting TechCamp all day. TechCamp’s focus is to support the growing community of startups and audio app developers. If you’re in the area come check it out – we have some amazing companies joining us to present their organizations, concepts and tech.

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[Updated][NYC] Early Bird Gets The Worm! Arrive Early @ IMSTA FESTA & Be Entered Into THE EARLY BIRD RAFFLE

Early Bird gets the worm as they say, in this case the bird is a NYC street smart musically inclined pigeon and the worm is a big fat software + hardware prize pack your friends will envy!!

Those that arrive and check-in to IMSTA FESTA this Saturday September 24th during our first show hour [that's between the hour of 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon] will be automatically entered in an EARLY BIRD RAFFLE.

[updated- the prizes just got bigger!]

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[UPDATED] IMSTA FESTA: NYC Music Tech Festival – Register Now To Attend FREE Sat. Sept 24th

We’re celebrating the future of music technology in NYC at IMSTA FESTA on Saturday September 24th and we’re calling all music makers, music entrepreneurs, music & audio app developers, platform builders and startup companies to come meet us at this FREE one-day event.

Join us at this day long networking festival and meet exhibitors from all the major audio software companies on the market today, attend The Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series which include some excellent masterclasses and sessions including one by our very own Hank Shocklee and a very special guest keynote presentation opening up the day at 12:00pm from Jeff Price, CEO & Founder of TuneCore who will give some key info on the one topic on everybody’s mind…MONEY

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[NYC] Sat. 9/24: RSVP For Breakfast with TuneCore Founder & CEO Jeff Price @ IMSTA FESTA

Late breakfast on the weekend + a must see presentation on how artists can make money? YES, PLEASE!

The Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series will be hosting a very special guest Keynote Breakfast with Jeff Price, Founder & CEO of TuneCore who will be giving a must-see presentation: The Shift To Streaming – How To Make Money From Your Songs: The Six Legal Copyrights That Drive The Entire Music Industry.

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