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Creators are the messengers of humanity. Don't kill the messengers.
Taking next week off to take care of business...Back on the 21st.
VIDEO: Robert Levine at CMW
By Chris Castle -- An excellent presentation by Robert Levine (author of the excellent book, Free Ride) on the failure of the promise of the Internet and what is to be done.
Those Who Want Freedom from Copyright Will Really Deliver Feudalism
By Helienne Lindvall -- Consumer International...has just issued a new report declaring the UK has some of the most "oppressive" copyright laws in the world. Yes, it puts the UK below such beacons of free speech as China, Malawi and Ukraine...
The Pirate Bay Cries Foul Over Pirate Bay Copycats
By Andrew Orlowski -- Leeching proxies face leechers' wrath.
What the Myspace Settlement Means for You
By Michelle Maltais -- Remember that Myspace profile you created oh so many years ago that you've likely neglected? As it turns out the Federal Trade Commission took Myspace to task saying the social networking site exposed your personally identifiable information to advertisers when it had promised to protect it.
What's Next in TV: Machinima, The No. 1 Entertainment Network on YouTube
By Richard MacManus -- Video content is one of the fastest growing categories online. The most successful video content producer right now is a company called Machinima...a "video entertainment network for video gamers," specifically targeted at the 18-34 year old male demographic. Machinima's main distribution point is its YouTube channel, where it has 109 million subscribers and gets more than a billion views a month...
Alternatives to Youtube Catch on with Mobile Crowd
By Gerry Shih
Digital Streams to Get Own Music Chart
By BCS -- Next week, the Official Streaming Chart will be compiled for the first time, underscoring the importance of the role such services play in the way music is consumed today.
Gumroad's 19 Year Old Founder Raises $8.1 Million For Music eCommerce
By Bruce Houghton -- Gumroad wants to empower musicians, in fact everyone, to "sell" as easily as they "share"; and so far its 19 year old founder has raised $8.1 million to make his goal a reality...Gumroad turns any link - including on Facebook, Twitter, etc. - into a dead simple transaction opportunity.
Pandora: Internet Radio Growth Coming from AM/FM
By Mark Ramsey -- ...all media of all types are losing usage (if not users) as choices and forms and control options proliferate. There's more music than ever being listened to - just not on the radio. There's more TV than ever being watched - just not on the big screen in your living room.
Do People Really REALLY want FM on their Mobile Phones?
By Mark Ramsey
Not All Musicians Are Entrepreneurs, But Successful And Professional Ones Are
By Julian Weisser
The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)
By Jessica Hagy -- These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!
Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media Are Brain Candy, Study Says
By Deborah Netburn -- Researchers at Harvard have gotten to the bottom of why so many of us are compelled to share our every thought, movement, like and want through mediums like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Pinterest. In a series of experiments, the researchers found that the act of disclosing information about oneself activates the same sensation of pleasure in the brain that we get from eating food, getting money or having sex.
Talk Like An Opera Geek: Pioneering An American Sound
By Tom Huizenga -- Lately in this Opera Geek series, we've been following opera's path chronologically, citing a few significant milestones along the way...Today, a brief look at opera here at home.
[Oh, great --- another group that probably won't pay for music!]
Orangutans at Miami Zoo Use iPads to Communicate
By Christina Bonnington -- The iPad is by far the most adored tablet in the human world. The numbers speak for themselves. But what you may not know is that members of the animal kingdom dig the 9.7-inch tablet too - particularly a clan of six orangutans at the Miami Zoo.
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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