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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
Youth Shaping Future of Online TV, Movies, Music
By Martha Irvine -- Young people want their music, TV and movies now — even if it means they get these things illegally. A recent Columbia University survey found, in fact, that 70 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they had bought, copied or downloaded unauthorized music, TV shows or movies, compared with 46 percent of all adults who'd done the same. With such an entrenched attitude, what can be done about widespread online piracy?
Spinning the Online-Piracy Debate
By Christopher Shea -- BoingBoing announced this week the that "a study showing that feature films' US box office returns are not correlated to BitTorrent sharing." That is to say, piracy wasn't hurting ticket sales. Trouble is, as Joel Waldfogel, one of the authors of the paper in question, later wrote with some exasperation at Digitopoly, those summaries didn't reflect the paper's central finding. [Thanks to Terry Hart for the link.]
UK: High Court Rules Pirate Bay File-Sharing Website Infringes Copyright
By Gareth Morgan
Poll: Americans Not With Internet Lobby on SOPA/PIPA
By Scott Cleland -- A recent poll from JZ Analytics on how Americans view the problem of online piracy and online counterfeit goods indicates that Americans' views overall are different than the several million subset of Americans that signed Google's and other's online petitions opposing the anti-piracy legislation as "censorship" that would "break the Internet." The poll also indicates Americans have concerns with Google's record and stance on piracy. [Thanks, again, to Terry Hart for the link.]
Ex-Major Label Exec: 'You Cannot Develop Artists When Everyone Thinks You're an Extortionist...'
By Paul Resnikoff -- Jim McDermott spent nearly seventeen years at major labels like Polygram, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment, starting with Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Distribution in 1987. Here, McDermott describes a radically different approach to retailing, one that may completely surprise you. And, make you wonder whether the current approach towards digital retailers really makes sense...
Apple Will Help You Create & Sell Multimedia Music Projects For The iPad
By Bob Baker -- Apple caused a stir some weeks ago when it launched iBooks Author, a new free app that indie authors and book publishers can use to create multimedia ebooks for the iPad. Another great thing about this development is that Apple is giving content creators a way to take the titles they produce with the new app and sell them (or give them away) in the iBooks Store. What does this have to do with you and your music?
Facebook Pay Checks Make Wall Street Look Cheap
By Stephen Gandel
A First Look at YouTube's New TV Stars
By Janko Roettgers -- It's been almost four months since YouTube officially announced its channel initiative, which aims to bring new, professionally produced content from Hollywood celebrities and YouTube stars alike to the site. Since then, dozens of channels have launched. But who are the people behind these new shows, how has it been working out for them, and what's in it for YouTube? We talked to three of YouTube's new TV stars to find out.
YouTube's Missing Monetization Makes Its Internet TV Prospects Patchy
By Robert Andrews -- YouTube's fortunes in the emerging internet TV space may be hampered because it cannot yet help partners monetize their content on the new platform.
Facebook Invites Famous Users To Upload Their Social Security Cards
By Kashmir Hill
Brit Man Who Has Every Hit Single Since 1952 Decides to Auction Them off
By News Desk
How To Make Music With The Stars
Forbes.com Video Network
Brilliant: Video Star Shoots a Music Video for Any Song On Your iPhone
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Here's one for the "How on earth did nobody think of this before?" files.
Nomophobia -- Fear of Being Without Your Phone -- Is on the Rise
By Deborah Netburn
"Stalking the Red Headed Stranger -or- How to Get Your Songs into the Hands of the Artists Who Really Matter through Show Business Trickery, Underhanded Skullduggery, Shrewdness, and Chicanery -as well as- Various Less Nefarious Methods of Song Plugging: A Practical Handbook and Historical Portrait."
A new book by our good friend and music publishing veteran, Randy Poe.
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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