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Canard du Jour: Reselling the Remix
By Chris Castle -- Of all the canards foisted on the professional creative community by the professional free riders, none has had such a sustained life as the "non-commercial use" dodge. I would suggest that the longevity of the fallacy is at the very core of Web 2.0 right alongside another reality: there is no free lunch.
Most of World Interconnected Through Email, Social Media
By Patricia Reaney
Facebook's $710,000 Ads
By Jennifer Van Grove -- Advertisers desirous of taking of advantage of Facebook's newest placement opportunity, the log-out page, should prepare for a little sticker shock. The digital billboard space is rumored to require a minimum daily ad spend of $710,000.
Slash Critical of Digital Music Developments
By BreakingNews.ie -- Slash thinks music has "lost its magic." The former Guns N' Roses guitarist thinks the modern popularity for purchasing albums through downloads lead to the listener missing out because they don't get a complete package that includes the visuals of artwork..."It's convenient, but you lose the magic of it."
Charlie Simpson: 'Digital Music Is Too Disposable'
By Robert Copsey
Is Spotify Making Life Difficult For Sirius XM And Pandora?
By Spencer Osborne -- When Spotify launched in the United States, there were many who questioned whether it was too late for another audio entertainment service to enter the market and expressed doubts as to how much traction it would have...Was there room for Spotify? So far, the answer is Yes.
Spotify Looking For Billions In Funding
By Glenn Peoples -- Spotify is reported to be seeking funding of $3.5 billion, according to Business Insider, or $4 billion, according to the Financial Times. That's more than the $3.3 billion Access Industries paid for Warner Music Group last year. And it's equal to what Google reportedly offered for online video service Hulu...
Lessons Learned From Three Successful Kickstarter Music Campaigns
By Clyde Smith -- Crowdfunding has been around long enough now to begin to recognize patterns of successful campaigns. Different music campaigns reveal different aspects but, if one compares notes, certain principles seem to emerge.
What Impact Is New Look Facebook Having on Band Pages?
By CMU -- There's been quite a bit of chatter in the grass roots artist community of late about what impact Facebook's enforcement of its new fangled timeline on all users will have on those who use the social network as a key platform to engage with, sign up and sell to fans.
VIDEO: The VinylRecorder T560: It Lets You Make Your Own Vinyl, at Home...
By Paul Resnikoff
7 Questions For A Real Live Music Supervisor Sarah Gavigan of Get Your Music Licensed
By Ariel Hyatt
5 Common Mistakes That Will Make Your Lyrics Less Remarkable
By Jon Ostrow
If You're in the Market for a $1 Million TV, Harrods Has the Plasma for You
By Tecca -- High-end British retailer Harrods has built a reputation on stocking luxurious merchandise since opening its doors in London back in 1834. Now, it's hoping to make a name for itself as a purveyor of the most outrageously decadent gadgets on the planet. Gadgets such as Panasonic's 152" TH-152UX1W plasma television, which retails for $958,000...
The World's Oldest Record Shop: on the Vinyl Frontier since 1894
By Tom Lamont
Digital Signage is "Music" to One Museum's Ears
By Sign Builder Illustrated -- The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona exists to enrich the world community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible high-quality musical instruments, images, and music from every country in the world. MIM strives to offer guests an incomparable interactive experience through a welcoming environment, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. [VIDEO: MIM on CBS Sunday Morning.]
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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