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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
Convergence is Alive and Well in 2012
By Richard MacManus -- Convergence in the 90s meant combining old media with new media, a.k.a. the Internet. The 2000 merger of AOL and Time Warner was a failed $200 billion attempt at convergence. But fast forward to 2012 and convergence is happening for real this time, thanks to Internet-connected devices in the house and a rapidly growing app ecosystem.
Facebook Makes As Much From Free Users as Music Services Do from Paid
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- As part of its filing for a May IPO, Facebook revealed that it makes about $5 in revenue from every monthly active user. That's what Spotify, Rhapsody, MOG and Rdio make from their desktop-only music subscriptions — by charging for them.
Disruptions: Facebook Users Ask, 'Where's Our Cut?'
By Nick Bilton -- Without me, and the other 844,999,999 people poking, liking and sharing on the site, Facebook would look like a scene from the postapocalyptic movie "The Day After Tomorrow" bleak, desolate and really quite sad. (Or MySpace, if that is easier to imagine.) Facebook surely would never be valued at anything close to $100 billion, which it very well could be in its coming initial public offering.
Ever Wonder Who You Sold Your Life To?
By Chris Castle -- Unintelligible gibberish and the tech financial press just lets...it...go. Mary Meeker revisited. [Mark Zuckerberg gets hot under the collar over your privacy issues and sweats.]
INgrooves CEO Rob McDaniels On Music Streaming: Setting The Record Straight
By Robb McDaniels -- The ability to "access" your media and stream it to any device, anywhere is simply the logical progression of technological development...Some "good" and some "bad" always emerges from these format changes and its impact on any specific artist, label, manager or consumer of music is dependent on numerous variables...Here are the things I know to be true based on my own experience in digital music, our own internal analysis at INgrooves and my gut:
Remember Rock Band? It Just Cost Viacom Another $383 Million In Losses...
By Paul Resnikoff -- All that plastic was supposed to save the music industry! Instead, it's now melting down the balance sheets of companies like Viacom...
Top 10 'Piracy' Web Site Takedowns
By Inquirer Staff -- We've taken a look at the 10 web site takedowns that have had the biggest impact on the online downloading controversy, from those still battling it out in the courts to those that have disappeared or decided to go on the straight and narrow.
5 Ways Piracy is Changing
By Jonathan Bailey
Four Ways Big Media Can Survive In The Tablet Era
By Eric Savitz
iPad Video Editing Gets Serious With Avid Studio
By John Paul Titlow
Hide From Google
By Ari Douglas -- Because we have come to rely on web services so much in our day-to-day activities, it simply isn't an option to stop using search, webmail, and social networking. But there are ways for heavy users to keep a low profile so that, should Google turn decidedly evil, you won't be completely at their mercy.
The Science Of Email Timing
By Bobby Owsinski -- Your email list is one of the most powerful marketing tools that an artist or band (or a business or brand) can have. Recently some data courtesy of Dan Zarrella and Pure360 has shown that there is a definite science behind the timing of sending your emails, just as there is for posting on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some tips and tricks for getting your email timing just right.
Never go Hungry Again: 5 Top Restaurant Apps for the iPhone
Here's Every Song In Every Ad of Super Bowl XLVI...
By Paul Resnikoff
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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