MusicShift

Lucas Shaw believes people are becoming less attached to own digital music.
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MusicShift
by Mark Glaser

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “BitTorrent”? Probably visions of teenage boys in basements swapping pirated music and movie files. That’s long been the public perception of the technology protocol BitTorrent, but there’s also an entity known as BitTorrent, Inc., and it would very much like for you to […] more »

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by Amanda Hirsch

In 1980s Brooklyn, Spike Lee knocked on Branford Marsalis’ door to introduce himself; Marsalis was soon playing saxophone for several Spike Lee joints. Elsewhere in the same neighborhood, Erykah Badu ran an idea for a rhyme by Carl Hancock Rux, which would later turn into her famous song, “Bag Lady.” As the new documentary “Brooklyn […] more »

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by Jason Feinberg

The exponential growth of Internet bandwidth combined with the ability to significantly compress digital audio has impacted the music industry in numerous ways, for better and worse. Just as file trading created a massive network of pirated music, the ability to stream audio in real-time has allowed for a number of innovative content distribution and […] more »

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by Jason Feinberg

Survival in the music industry, particularly moving forward into the digital space, comes down to two core elements — relationships and knowledge. And if you have the first one, you might not even need much of the second. One of the quickest, most effective, and fun ways to increase both your relationships and knowledge at […] more »

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by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

Here at MediaShift, we have had some less than perfect experiences with mobile devices and the Internet. Earlier this year, Mark wrote a manifesto about what would make for a smarter smartphone. And last summer I grumbled about the bad time I was having with my new smartphone. The Treo 680 was under-delivering in the […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

“If you love somebody, set them free.” It’s an old adage that Sting eventually made popular set to music, but it also applies to recorded music these days. More and more artists are giving away some tracks to help market themselves, either by selling other tracks, going on tour or hawking merchandise. As CD sales […] more »

MusicShift
by Mark Glaser

With digital distribution and file sharing online, bands have been able to get their music in front of more fans than ever before. But because of file sharing and cheaper downloads, bands also might feel like they can’t make as much money by selling music and will often give away some MP3 tracks. In fact, […] more »

MusicShift
by Mark Glaser

The question put to you was “What is the shelf-life for CDs and packaged music?” Because there are so many new ways to get music — downloaded on peer-to-peer networks or through services such as iTunes or streamed online — I wondered how long people would gravitate to CDs or any type of physical package […] more »


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