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When CONSUMERS and CREATORS are happy
everyone in the middle will have gotten digital distribution right
Music Ownership: eMusic's Molly Neuman Looks At Consumer Motivations
By Molly Neuman -- For a large segment of music consumers, downloading music to own is something that's seen as music's past. But for an even larger share, owning and collecting is hugely important. Compounding the issues at hand, streaming has taken on different meanings to today's consumers...
Behind the Music: What Do Record Labels Actually Do? You'd Be Surprised
By Helienne Lindvall -- For all the cynicism about money-grabbing majors, labels still offer artists the security they need to produce their best work.
Everything for Nothing on the Web?
By Charles Gordon -- If somebody is selling something and you want it, you pay for it. But if someone offered us a pirated version of the all-star game video for nothing over the Internet, a lot more of us would take that. And, of course, that also applies to music, books and movies. A disturbing number of us feel that we are entitled to free, music, books and movies over the Internet.
A New Look at an Old Survey Finds P2P Hurts Music Purchases
By Glenn Peoples -- A controversial 2007 paper on P2P's impact on CD purchases has got a second look -- with conclusions the music industry will like. A new paper based on the same survey data used in that 2007 paper finds clear evidence that P2P has negatively impacted music purchases in Canada.
Is Music Piracy Really 'The New Radio'?
By Matt Peckham -- Canadian folk-rocker Neil Young is making waves this week after telling reporters at a conference that piracy is "the new radio."...but given the way the U.S. economy currently works, I can't say I'm with him on this one.
Facebook Isn't Free: The Real Cost of Online Sharing
By Gillian Shaw -- Scope of social media company's data collection makes it an 'advertiser's dream'.
Pew Study: Facebook Users Get More Than They Give
By Barbara Ortutay -- A new study out Friday found that the average user of the world's biggest online social network gets more than they give. That means more messages, more "likes" and more comments. Yes, even more "pokes." Behind all that is Facebook's relatively small group of "power users," who do more than their share of tagging, liking and uploading.
Facebook Is Friending the Feds
By Cecilia Kang -- Facebook has put political veterans in key executive roles and is building up a powerhouse Washington lobbying operation.
Analysis: A Sobering Look at Facebook
By Sarah McBride and Poornima Gupta -- It's the year's hottest initial public offering, but some wealth managers find themselves having a hard time recommending Facebook to their clients..."The valuation is 100 times earnings in a stock market that is trading at 12."
Mega Chief Refused Bail for a Second Time
High-Resolution Audio Explained
By Jamie Lendino -- There's more to digital music than MP3 and AAC files, as Neil Young recently reminded us. Here's why high-resolution audio is important.
Celebrity-Endorsed Headphones: Some Good, Some Bad
By Justin Yu -- Check out the following list to get the real scoop on all these new headphones supported by famous musicians.
Don't Ignore Old School Music Marketing: Creative Ideas For Press Kits, Merch and More
By Clyde Smith
Campaign Songs Past and Present: The Spotify Playlist
By Andy Cush
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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