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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.
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"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
"Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
"Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Music is an outburst of the soul."
- Frederick Delius
"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"Without music, life would be an error."
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Music is what feelings sound like."
- Author Unknown
"A song will outlive all sermons in the memory."
- Henry Giles
"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
- Gustav Mahler
"What passion cannot music raise and quell!"
- John Dryden
"Where words fail, music speaks."
- Hans Christian Andersen
"We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians."
- Rosanne Ambrose-Brown
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
- Maya Angelou
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Berthold Auerbach
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."
- Leopold Stokowski
"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
"The creators of music deserve to be paid."
- Dean Kay
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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