Let’s UnPop This: Repetitive Pop Music & The Shazam Effect

shockwebpic_repetitivemusicA must-read feature from The Atlantic looks into why the state of [pop] music is the way it is…repetitive, monotonous, homogeneous, super loud and compressed and in many cases, super cheesy.

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CNET Talks To Shocklee As Gangnam Style Hits 2B YouTube Views

shockleewebpic_ganghamstyle2bPsy’s global colossal hit Gangnam Style just hit a major milestone, 2 billions views on YouTube and is now officially the most viewed video on the site with Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’ at a distant 1 billion. What does this all mean for music, streaming, how it reaches us and future global successes? CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt talked with a few people about this in the music and video ecosystem including our own Hank Shocklee.

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Going Viral: Organic Or Engineered?

shockleewebpic_goingviralIn today’s culture, trends and memes can spread quickly but what really causes these shifts? Are they truly viral, organic movements by the people? We’d like to think so, but some of these massive viral moments are actually happening with a push from people in position to seed the web.

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[NYC] Sat. January 12th: Art @ Tekserve Presents – Ken Brown NYC Street Pop Exhibition

miss this cool upcoming art show from our friends over at Tekserve. The next installment of their Art @ Tekserve Series, a special gallery exhibition hosted at the store will be showcasing the work of NYC pop artist Ken Brown. The opening reception is taking place Saturday January 12th from 1:00-3:00pm.

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