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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Red Bull Music Academy To Release A Film About Making Music

shockleewebpic_RBMAfilm-aboutmakingmusicThe Red Bull Music Academy will be releasing a full-length film titled ‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ next month on February 18th for free on their site. The mysterious trailer was just released and it looks like we can expect a lot of opinions from some of the music artists that participated in the last academy event in NYC, on their music making processes and experiences.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 28th: Register Now For IMSTA FESTA – NYC’s Biggest Free Audio Tech Event

shockleewebpic_IMSTAFESTA2013wideRegister now for NYC’s biggest audio technology event, IMSTA FESTA taking place on Saturday, September 28th at SAE’s brand new headquarters in Chelsea. This is our 4th year at SAE and all the previous years have been filled to capacity and tons of fun.

Come hang out with top music technology companies such as Native Instruments, Ableton, Propellerhead, IK Multimedia, Akai, M-Audio, Steinberg, Cakewalk, Celemony + many more.

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IMSTA FESTA Is Coming To NYC September 28 – Save The Date

shockleewebpic_imstafesta2013IMSTA FESTA NYC’s largest audio technology conference is coming to the brand new expanded SAE NY campus on Saturday September 28th.

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[LA] Events Taking Place During Grammy Week 2013

It’s that time of the year again where big music gets into full swing in Los Angeles in anticipation of the 55th Grammys which are taking place this Sunday, February 10th at the Staples Center. Here are some of the pre-parties, soirees, receptions and after parties going on around LA this week.

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OneBeat Music Residency & Tour Program Now Accepting Applications

OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy. In the fall of 2013, approximately 25 musicians [ages 19-35] from around the world will come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities.

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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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