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money — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

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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Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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PayPal Goes Galactic: Sets Up To Handle Your Upcoming Space Payments

shockleewebpic_paypalgalacticWith Virgin Galactic selling $250,000 flights to space that are taking place later this year and all the activity that has been taking place with the development of the International Space Station, it was only a matter of time that we’d hear about the first ‘mainstream’ technology solution for those early explorers planning to travel there soon.

Cue, PayPal Galactic who just revealed their plans to be the first interstellar commerce solution to help you with your transactional banking needs in space…

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The Money Alternative Experiment: Bitcoin Explained

shockleewebpic_bitcoinexplainedBitcoin, the decentralized electronic cash system that has been gaining popularity is still a bit of a mystery for most. With only 21 million worth created in total and a P2P network that is used to generate and exchange currency, more and more places are starting accept it but this new system is still volatile and very vulnerable to hacking, including some events that happened just this week.

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Music Fuels Innovation: Download The New 2013 Digital Music Report

The IFPI [International Federation of the Phonographic Industry] has released a new report the finds that in 2012, the global music industry experienced it’s first rise in revenues since 1999. Although it’s not much of an increase, just 0.3 percent, the news of increased profits has been long overdue – 13 years in the making.

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A Look At Warner Music Group’s Profits & Losses 2002-2012

Take a look at the last decade of Warner Music’s losses and profit. Another one of the reasons why indie is winning right now…

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The World’s Highest Paid Music Makers 2012

Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.

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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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