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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
Warning: I'm off to NYC! - - Back next Thursday ...
Must See Creators Conference Panel
By Chris Castle -- This is a video of a great panel at the Creators Conference including a keynote by Robert B. Levine and our friends Rick Carnes and Helienne Lindvall, as well as many other thoughtful speakers. This is about an hour long, but you should watch the whole thing if you can.
Silicon Valley: The Rise of the Adolescent CEOs
By Sarah McBride -- Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, particularly for the parties and the accompanying schmoozing with industry A-listers. There's one problem: Buckley, who will turn 20 this week on February 22, may be turned away from many of the parties because he is not old enough to drink.
Radio's 2011 Digital Revenues Up 15% Over 2010, Says RAB
By Michael Schmitt -- Revenue picture even brighter when all forms of radio included.
Hot On The Heels Of Spotify, Rdio Expands Music Streaming To Spain, Portugal
By Ingrid Lunden -- The landgrab for music streaming customers is on, and Rdio — the U.S.-based startup from Skype founders Niklas ZennstrÖm and Janus Friis — is joining that race in earnest.
The Cloud Is Running Out of Room: Here's How It Affects Spotify, Pandora and Others
By Eliot Van Buskirk
Is Microsoft Planning a New Music Service?
By Greg Sandoval -- Microsoft is in talks with some of the major record companies about creating a new music service, CNET has learned. The software maker, which has a spotty record in digital music, has discussed creating a delivery service that would supply tunes to the Xbox as well as an upcoming Windows-based phone, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
Music-Loving Hackers Make the Ultimate Mashups Between Big Data & Sound
By Jim Lucchese -- Big data is making music a more meaningful and connected part of our lives. That might sound insane at first. But where music and data come together is in understanding the vast and always-growing world of music.
Obama Administration Proposes 'Consumer Bill of Rights' for Online Data
By Todd Wasserman -- In the wake of recent revelations about commercial appropriation of consumers' online data, the Obama Administration has stepped in with a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" relating to online data. The proposal, unveiled (last) Thursday, is designed to give consumers more control over how their personal data is used and to help businesses build trust with consumers.
On Brands, Bands & The Commercial Concept Album
By Chris Borchert
Putting Right The Absurdities Of Facebook and Twitter
By Haydn Shaughnessy -- Here's a strange feature of the web, and it is caused by star platforms like Twitter, coupled to our willing enrollment in unusual behaviour.
PARIS: Copyright Cheats Face the Music in France
By Eric Pfanner -- More than two years after France approved a tough crackdown on copyright cheats, the agency that oversees it sent its first cases to the courts last week....Studies show that the appeal of piracy has waned in France since the so-called three-strikes law, hailed by the music and movie industries and hated by advocates of an open Internet [and freeloaders], went into effect.
File Sharing Arrests Move to Germany
By Richard Chirgwin -- German-language news sites and blogs are reporting that file locker site Skyload.net has been shut down and its operators arrested. According to Germany's Netzwelt ('Networld'), the Dresden Attorney General's office conducted the shutdown in response to a complaint led by that country's copyright agency, GVU.
iPhone 5 to Allow In-Call File Sharing
By Luke Edwards -- Apple has filed a patent to let people share files with the person they are talking to, perhaps as a new feature for this year's forthcoming iPhone 5. Good news for those who believe a picture's worth a thousand words, less so for your data bills of the future.
An Open Letter to Venues That Exploit Their Musicians
By Dave Goldberg
The Unknown Story Behind "Hey Jude"
By Bobby Owsinski
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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