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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State Of The Industry: Over 223 Billion New Streams In 2013, 6 Billion New Fans

shockleewebpic_nextbigsound2013reportThe online music industry continues to grow at a rapid clip. Next Big Sound tracked more than 6 billion new fans, and more than 223 billion streams in 2013. This is an increase that speaks to not only a significant shift in consumption methods, but also the importance of understanding the data behind all this activity. In our annual State of The Industry report we go beyond the traditional metrics to map the landscape of the online music industry.

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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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A Look At Amazon’s Massive Distribution Operation

Get a glimpse of Amazon’s distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona on Cyber Monday, the number one shopping day of the year.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 22nd, 2012: The Definitive Guide To IMSTA FESTA The Biggest Audio Tech Event Of The Year

Calling all NYC area audio creators, technologists and business heads! The audio revolution needs you – join us – WE WANT YOU TO OCCUPY IMSTA FESTA on Saturday September 22nd, 2012.

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[NYC] Saturday Sept. 22nd – TechCamp NYC Meetup @ IMSTA FESTA Future Music, Audio & Creative Tech Network

Following the tradition of audio tech meetups such as like at the 2011 IMSTA FESTA event and NYC area meets like the one we hosted at Devotion Learn and most recently Tekserve, TechCamp NYC is an initiative presented by us here at shocklee.com to encourage community building.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 22, 2012: Jeff Price Speaks: Exclusive Press Conference And Q&A At Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series

TuneCore founder and former CEO, Jeff Price will be making his very first public appearance since the news broke about his departure from from the company in an exclusive in-conversation session at the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series at IMSTA FESTA on Saturday September 22, 2012 at Noon Sharp at the SAE Institute in New York City.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 22, 2012: 9th Wonder To Deliver Keynote Presentation At Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series

Calling all NYC area audio creators, technologists and business heads! The audio revolution needs you – join us, Saturday September 22nd, 2012 for a very special keynote presentation by 9th Wonder, Grammy Award winning producer/DJ, Harvard University Fellow and CEO of Jamla Records.

9th is multi-talented, entrepreneur, beatmaker and educator and we’re thrilled that he will be joining us to discuss music, technology and the current state of the business!

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UK Riots: Music & Film Industry Affected by Sony Warehouse Fire

A Sony DADC, major distribution warehouse for music and video located North of London in Enfield, was burnt to the ground yesterday during the riots happening throughout the UK. This 3-story, 20,000 square meter warehouse owned by Sony, was a major hub for physical distribution company PIAS and was holding stock for hundreds of independent music labels, many who no doubt will be devastated by this loss.

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