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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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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1.65 Billion Music Purchases Took Place in 2012

Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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ASCAP Launches ASCAP OnStage: Royalties For Live Performances

ASCAP [The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers] has just announced a new program that will allow ASCAP members to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues throughout the U.S.

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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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Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Highest Paid Artists

Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the top earners in hip hop for their 2012 Cash Kings list. All together these top 20 entertainers earned a total of $415 million in the last year.

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The Top 42 Ways Artists Make Money Today

The Future of Music Coalition set out to gain information on how artists are making their money these days so over the course of a few months, they reviewed the financial records of artists, interviewed 80 musicians and composers and held an online survey that 5,000 people took part in.

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