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Freestyle queen Shannon opens up, talks autism awareness, SASI Special

Posted Jun 15, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
On June 8, freestyle queen Shannon ("Let the Music Play") sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at the 2018 SASI "Blue Party," which raises awareness on autism on Long Island.
Shannon
Shannon
official cover art, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
"It feels wonderful," Shannon said, about being a part of this year's SASI "Blue Party" in Holbrook on Long Island. "I am connected with supporting this whole event, since I have experienced autism firsthand. I am the step-mom of a girl, who has autism.
Shannon shared that she performs all over the world. "I have done shows for the troops, and I have performed for the locals," she said. "I go everywhere."
Digital transformation of music industry
On the impact of technology on the music business, Shannon said, "Technology gave the artists more control. Before, the business was incredible since you had people who supported the tracks and the albums, and there was investment in the artists. It is not the same today. The major labels supported supporting, but today, it is just the Internet, so you have to be known and you need to be a household name."
Shannon continued, "Vinyl is coming back, and that's a good thing. It has a warm sound, and a certain quality to it. People like things that are unique, and vinyls are unique. The sound is incredible."
For her fans, Shannon said, "I love you guys so very much, and thank you for 35 years of support."
To learn more about Specialized Autism Support & Information (SASI), visit its official homepage.
Read More: Freestyle queen Shannon performed at 2018 SASI "Blue Party."