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Creators are the messengers of humanity. Don't kill the messengers.
You Can't Have A Have A Healthy Market Economy Without Property Rights...
By David Lowery -- Why do so many in tech blogosphere want to abolish cyber property rights and cripple the cyber-economy?
EFF's John Perry Barlow is Wrong, Says Google's Chief Economist
By Trichordist -- ...Much of Barlow's principal talking points regarding his complete disregard for the protection of artists rights in the digital age centers around the idea that "property" especially of the intellectual kind should not exist on the internet...There is much talk online by freehadist's that digital bits are worthless and the cost of a copy is zero, therefore all content online has a near zero marginal cost and should be freely available...
Amanda Palmer Raises $437,000 In 72 Hours, Shatters Kickstarter Music Record
By Bruce Houghton -- Amanda Palmer has used the power of her fanbase to raise $437,000 from 7,300 backers for a new album, art book and tour on Kickstarter...Palmer has also launched a companion funding vehicle called LoanSpark, to enable her more wealth fans to loan her money to be paid back along with "creative interest."
One for You, Nineteen for Me: Is Kickstarter Money Taxable?
By Chris Castle -- The short answer is: Talk to your CPA. The longer answer is, it would appear that Kickstarter money is taxable. [Full story with video.]
Music Video Website Vevo Wants to Tell You What to Listen To
By Lily Rothman -- Music fans can feel like they should be listening to all of the music, all the of the time. Thankfully, music platforms like Vevo are working to help cut through all that...you know, noise.
Pandora, Clear Channel Rack up Another Strong Ratings Month
By Michael Schmitt
Pandora's Siren Song: Imitators Want Its Audience, But Not Its Losses
By Ben Sisario -- Every online music company, it seems, wants its own Pandora...Despite all its growth, Pandora has never had a profitable year. Presumably most other services don't want to imitate that side of Pandora's business, but when it comes to digital music, no one else has quite figured out the magic formula either.
YouTube Music: It's Bigger Than Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, & Grooveshark Combined...
By Paul Resnikoff
SiriusXM Gets Serious With Streaming
By Jennifer Lane -- SiriusXM will introduce a suite of very interactive features to its Internet radio offering later this year, they announced yesterday.
Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right
By Josh Jaffe
Bubble Talk from the Resistant and the Insistent
By Levi Sumagaysay -- Once again, some are popping the question: Is there a tech bubble?
Auto-Composing Keyboard Creates Tunes Tailored to Your Taste
By Michael Gorman
Webby Awards Announce the Best of the Best Websites in Music
By David Burger
George Harrison's Widow Olivia Hopes New Multi-Touch Book Gives New Perspective on Ex-Beatle
By Associated Press -- George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch book of the same name is available Tuesday at the iTunes bookstore.
India: A Seriously Strange Music Market...
By Paul Resnikoff -- It's a spectacularly bizarre market, in terms of the way people consume music...People routinely use their phones to call their favorite music (seriously).
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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