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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
Mythbusting at CES
By Amanda Reynolds -- Appearing today on a panel entitled Infringement, Rogue Websites, and Copyright Crackdowns at International CES, Copyright Alliance Executive Director Sandra Aistars took the opportunity to refute many of the mischaracterizations of SOPA and PROTECT IP that have been popularized by heated and hyperbolic rhetoric.
SOPA Opera and the Anti-Music Media Bias
By Moses Avalon
Top Universal Exec: SOPA Has Been "Wildly Mischaracterized In the Media..."
By Paul Resnikoff -- Universal Music Group is now stumping for SOPA support ahead of important votes on the highly-controversial bill. This industry mass-mailing was sent by Universal Music Group Distribution CEO Jim Urie last night.
12 Ways to Increase Your Fan Base for 2012
By Ariel Hyatt
Myspace Returns As A Second-Screen Social TV Service
[Your privacy is slip, slip, slippin' away.]
Google Gets Personal, Searches Your World, Not Just the Web
By Jessica Guynn -- Starting Tuesday, Google will pluck only the results most relevant to you -- and not just from billions of Web pages but from the personal stuff that you and your connections privately share.
Google Catches Heat Over Social Search
By Hayley Tsukayama
TuneIn Radio Takes its Streaming Act on the Road
By Ryan Kim --TuneIn Radio, which has become a powerhouse in streaming local radio content, is now ramping up efforts to bring its service to cars.
Cadillac CUE, Chevrolet MyLink -- a Nail in the CD's Coffin? [Video]
By Nathan Olivarez-Gile -- General Motors is at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in a major way, showing of its new infotainment systems for Chevrolets and Cadillacs.
French Court Fines Google $65k over Search Suggestion
iPhone App Scratches an Itch for Wannabe DJs
By Michelle Maltais -- What does it take to be a pro DJ? It used to be two turntables and a microphone. Not so anymore. It's not unusual to see iPads and iPhones instead. DJ really doesn't mean disc jockey these days; it's more apt to call them digital jockeys.
10 Band Reunions We'd Like to See at Coachella
By Scott Thill
BERLIN: Newly Bequeathed Letter Shows Beethoven's Misery
By Madeline Chambers -- A rare handwritten letter by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven complaining about illness and a lack of money has turned up at a northern German institute as part of a bequest, causing excitement among lovers of the musical genius.
Jan. 10, 1949: A Brand-New Format for the Shirelles, Drifters
By Tony Long -- The 45-rpm record is introduced by RCA. Can rock 'n' roll be far behind?
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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