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This daily email, compiled by ASCAP Board member, music publisher and songwriter Dean Kay, cuts through the media clutter to bring you links to the most relevant news and commentary on the rapidly evolving music industry and how it affects your future livelihood. Now the ASCAP Daily Brief can be accessed on the Headlines page of ASCAP.com and in the ASCAP RSS Feed.
When CONSUMERS and CREATORS are happy
everyone in the middle will have gotten digital distribution right
Why 2012 Will Be Year of the Artist-Entrepreneur
By Michael Wolf -- What is driving this movement towards the artist-entrepreneur that will give it huge momentum in 2012? Here are a few underlying trends.
Copyright and the First Amendment: The Unexplored, Unbroken Historical Practice, Part 4
By Terry Hart -- Does copyright conflict with free speech? The idea that it does has gained a lot of traction recently. Yet arguments of a conflict between copyright law and the First Amendment in the United States are relatively new — understanding why the two co-existed for nearly two centuries before these arguments began to appear should prove valuable to current scholarship.
The App Internet in 2012: Defining the Death of the Web
By Dominiek ter Heide -- Many people have declared the death of the web and the emergence of a new kind of Internet called the "App Internet." Here are some proper definitions about this change in the Web and what it really means for users and developers.
The Year in Music Stocks: The Good, The Bad, The Overall Decline
By Glenn Peoples -- Here's the list of ten music-related stocks ranked from best to worst performance.
Google, Facebook, YouTube Are Most Visited Websites in 2011
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles -- Not necessarily the most surprising news is it? What may be a bit more interesting is that, despite its rapid growth, Google+ was on average visited by fewer users than Myspace this year, according to Nielsen.
Google Behind the Numbers Explains Opposition to Rogue Sites Legislation
By Chris Castle
Android Arrives as a Music-Making Platform With Audiotool Sketch
By Connor McKnight -- The number of noteworthy music apps in Google's Android ecosystem is on the rise, but it's still weak in certain sub-categories — in particular, music-making apps.
Confused About iTunes Match? Apple Tries a New Explanation
By Lance Whitney -- Hey, iOS users! Are you still scratching your heads over what exactly iTunes Match is supposed to do for you? Apple has done its best to come to your rescue with a new Web page designed to answer your lingering questions about the service.
What to Do with Your Old Cellphones, Cameras and Computers
By Deborah Netburn -- If this holiday season was all about upgrading for you -- upgrading to a better computer, phone or camera -- then it's time to think about what to do with your old gadgets.
How To Lead A Creative Life
By Rick Tetzeli -- How Martin Scorsese risked it all and lived to risk again in Hollywood.
15 Indie Artist Revenue Opportunities For 2012
By Clyde Smith
In 1969, Jim Morrison Predicted This About 'Machine' Music...
By Paul Resnikoff
Audio Analysis of the Beatles Multitrack Masters
Waxy.org -- A very listenable, glimpse into their recording process.
Alt Text: Top 10 Things Nobody Cared About in 2011
By Lore Sjöberg
Dean Kay has been at the helm of some of the most highly respected and forward thinking music publishing companies in the world, first as COO of the Welk Music Group, then as President/ CEO of the US division of the PolyGram International Publishing Group, and now as President/CEO of his own precedent setting venture, Lichelle Music Company. Prior to his involvement in publishing, he was a successful songwriter, having had hundreds of his compositions recorded - including "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra. Mr. Kay has been a member of the Board of Directors of ASCAP since 1989 and is Chairman of its New Technologies Committee. He is also on the Board of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).
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