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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The Noise And How To Bring It: Hank Shocklee Interviewed By The Quietus

shockwebpic_hankshockleequietusIn case you missed it, music writer John Tatlock had an in depth conversation with Hank for the outstanding UK music magazine The Quietus. Here is an excerpt…

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Shocklee @ SXSW 2015

shockwebpic_sxswshocklee2015Are you heading to SXSW? Make sure to put these events in your calendar and come on through and link with us – networking, parties, panel discussions, a highly recommended new film on sneaker culture, another one on the drum machine to change it all, an awesome art installation and some exclusive DJ sets from Shocklee plus more all below.

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Protect The Net: The History Of Net Neutrality

shockwebpic_netneutralityexplainedNow that the FCC has voted yes on Net Neutrality and has vowed to establish rules that will prevent internet service providers from creating fast lanes, throttling speeds or blocking sites, the future of the internet is on the right track.

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Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_killswitchdocutrailerA must-see clip for the upcoming documentary Killswitch, a film about the ongoing and multifaceted battle for the internet put together by Akorn and CineCity Pictures and directed by Ali Akbarzadeh. No word yet on worldwide distribution but there are limited screenings taking place so check for one in a city near you.

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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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Death Metal Angola: Sounds Of African Resistance

shockwebpic_deathmetalangolaDeath Metal Angola is an awesome new documentary directed by Jeremy Xido that captures the growing hardcore death metal scene that has developed in the war-stricken southern African country of Angola.

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YouTube Unveils Its Streaming Service: Music Key

shockwebpic_youtubemusickeyA much awaited development in the music space for fans and artists alike has just been unveiled. YouTube has just announced it’s streaming service Music Key.

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Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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► Planets In Orbit – HPrizm Mix

shockleewebpic_hprizmplanetsmixOne of our favorite noisemakers and longstanding member of the acclaimed experimental hip hop vanguard Antipop Consortium, HPrizm AKA High Priest has blessed us with a cosmic head nod mix to close out the summer and usher in the 2014 home stretch.

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