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When CONSUMERS and CREATORS are happy
everyone in the middle will have gotten digital distribution right
Piracy Is Not Competition
Responding to Reihan Salam and Patrick Ruffini's criticisms of the entertainment industry.
By Robert VerBruggen -- When brick-and-mortar bookstores complain about the threat they face from Amazon.com, they are complaining that customers will leave them for a superior alternative; when Hollywood complains about piracy, they are complaining that customers have left them for an illegal alternative. They have stopped paying for Hollywood products yet are still consuming them. These are not even remotely similar situations - morally, legally, or economically. [Thanks to Chris Castle for the link.]
VIDEO Audience: Why Fans Are The Real Future Of The Music Business
By Andrew Keen -- The most profound of all the digital disruptions that have occurred over the last 20 years has been the breach in trust between the creative artist and audience. It's this disruption that decimated the traditional recorded music industry; and it's only by curing this distrust that the music industry can rebuild itself.
We Need To Talk About Streaming (Again)
By Mark Mulligan -- Streaming isn't the paradigm shift, increased convenience of music access is.
Are Royalties and Windowing Legitimate Controversies for Subscription Services?
By Glenn Peoples -- The recurring theme - or broken record - of digital music in the last few months has been the "controversy" regarding artists' discontent with subscription services. A handful of key releases get withheld from Spotify, and a vocal few complain about streaming royalties, and all of a sudden an entire business model is in jeopardy...Well, the controversy continues.
When is it Safe to Say Google Music Has Failed?
By Glenn Peoples
Google Tramples Over Euro Data Protection Law - French Watchdog
By Kelly Fiveash -- 37 US attorneys general also 'troubled' by personal info being 'held hostage.'
LONDON: EU Agencies Say Google Breaking Law: Commissioner
Apple Developing New Audio File Format to Offer 'Adaptive Streaming'
By Tom Davenport and Charles Arthur -- Apple is working on a new audio file format that will offer "adaptive streaming" to provide high - or low-quality files to users of its iCloud service. The new format could mean that users can get "high-definition" audio by downloading to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Alternatively, it could offer a streaming service - like that of Lala.com, the music streaming and online storage company, which Apple acquired late in 2009.
Digital Streaming Can Be a Viable Option for Orchestras
By Matt Jolly -- Do live streams attract new audiences? Videojuicer is teaming up with the Aurora orchestra to find out...
In Music You're Never NOT Marketing
By Steve Grossman
The Twitter Trolls: How to Deal With Criticism Online
By Brian Thompson -- It's impossible to be liked by everyone. No matter what you say or do online you risk the potential of offending someone (or even just rubbing them the wrong way). But for a musician, writer, photographer or anyone in the creative arts it can get even worse. Your soul, your art, is on display...available for anyone to rip it to shreds. Enter the world of The Haters. The Trolls. The Vociferous Nerds hiding in their parent's basement behind a bag of half-eaten cheese doodles, whose job is to make everyone they encounter online feel worthless...
Weird and Wonderful Music-Making Apps and Toys
By Mark Sullivan -- A guitar eats an iPad, a tablet becomes a dance-music powerhouse, an iPhone makes like a theremin.' And the fun may be just beginning.
Atlantic Records Founder Bequeaths £26m to Oxford University Students
By Mark Brown -- Oxford University has announced a gift amounting to £26m from the late founder of Atlantic Records and his widow. Some of the fortune left by Ahmet Ertegun - who helped shape the careers of Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, and the Rolling Stones, to name a few - will go to a major new graduate scholarship programme and represents the biggest donation for humanities students in the university's 900-year history.
SLIDE SHOW: Music Legends' Last Stops Before Great Gig in the Sky
By Pete Brook
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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