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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.
Creators are the messengers of humanity. Don't kill the messengers.
[Time for all creators to get onboard!]
Roll Call : Musicians For An Ethical Internet
By Trichordist -- The conversation is now clearly about the unethical practices of corporations and companies profiting from the exploitation of artists work without consent or compensation. As the 13 year war against Artists Rights has waged on, more and more artists are recognizing this fundamental truth, and speaking up. [Thanks to ASCAP President and master songwriter Paul Williams for the link.]
How ARTISTS Get Paid for Internet Radio: An Interview With Mike Huppe, President of SoundExchange
By Chris Castle
YouTube and Kin Woo Marketers, Seeking to Siphon Dollars From TV
By Stuart Elliott -- Seven years after YouTube began, “we’re about to see another large explosion in the use of video,” Eric E. Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, said in a conference call with reporters before the presentation by YouTube and Google. “This is probably a third wave,” he added, following the first, broadcast TV to cable, and the second, cable to the Internet.
Amazon Moving Into Sitcoms
By Hayley Tsukayama -- You can get just about anything on Amazon these days. Pretty soon that may include original sitcoms, with the rollout of Amazon Studios.
Pandora vs. Sirius, Turntable.fm, Spotify, Clear Channel, Slacker...
By Paul Resnikoff -- It's official: Pandora's got a crappy business model, but a crap-load of users. Sound familiar? It does to Wall Street, which is now starting to run, not walk, away from this dog. But maybe the troubled fish that is interactive radio would do fine in another pond, which is why everyone wants in.
Bridge Ratings Investigates Satisfaction Levels Among Pandora Listeners
By Michael Schmitt
What's the Difference Between Amazon Cloud Drive & Google Drive?
By Jon Mitchell
10 Years of Apple Evolution, In 10 Seconds or Less...
By Paul Resnikoff
Why "Instagram For Video" Apps Will Go Big
By Richard MacManus -- The latest trend in smartphone apps is social video.
Learn to Play a Virtual Musical Instrument by Waving Your Sound Wand Around
By Jamillah Knowles
9 iOS Music Apps That Are Better Than Anything Apple Can Come Up With
By Kevin Smith
3 Insights Into Future Of Geosocial Music
By Kyle Bylin --The geosocial revolution (see Foursquare and Facebook Places) promises to connect us to the places we visit and the people who frequent them, while helping us discover music in new ways, too. Over the past year, a number of startups have released location-based music apps-each aspiring to revolutionize the way we listen to music.
[Don't get smart with me!!!]
Mensa Welcomes Two-Year-Old Into Its Ranks, Second Toddler this Year
By Eric Pfeiffer -- Mensa must be looking for young blood: The high-IQ society has for the second time this year welcomed a member who is just two years old. The Victoria Times Colonist reports that Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian ever admitted into Mensa and has an estimated IQ of 154. The toddler can recite the alphabet backward and forward, count to 1,000 and name the planets in the solar system. [Sure but can he do the Hucklebuck? VIDEO]
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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