Ways To Fix The Music Crisis: How Tech Can Help Save The Industry

shockwebpic_musicscrisisandhowtofixitWe all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?

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Share Of Ear Study Measures How We Consume Audio

shockleewebpic_shareofearstudyDespite a constantly changing audio landscape, broadcast radio controls more than half of the more than four hours a day that Americans spend with all sources of audio. But the audio space is vibrant and changing – and newer sources of audio, from Internet-only services like Pandora and Spotify, to Satellite Radio, and even TV music channels like Music Choice now account for nearly a quarter of all listening.

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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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The Last 15 Years Of Apple Web Design

This is a must see for fans of web design and Apple, an interesting look at the last 15 years of Apple’s homepage web design compiled by Charlie Hoehn who used the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

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Copyright & Innovation: The Untold Story

Michael A. Carrier, a professor at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey has written an in-depth article addressing the many issues surrounding copyright and it’s impact on innovation.

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The World Of Online Music

Enter the world of online music, see this graphical breakdown with some stats of the music industry’s current ecosystem to help put some things in perspective. For instance, did you know the iTunes store has 20 million tracks for sale?

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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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RIP Steve Jobs: Thanks For The Inspiration

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

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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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