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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.
The Human Rights of Artists
By Chris Castle -- ...The human rights of artists is a different concept from intellectual property rights, such as copyright. Intellectual property rights are created by national laws, and the human rights of artists are recognized as the fundamental rights of all persons by all of the central human rights documents to which hundreds of countries have agreed...It is important to remember that human rights are fundamental, inalienable and universal entitlements belonging to individuals, individual artists in our case.
Myths From The Birth of US Copyright - Part 2
By Terry Hart
Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal from Student Hit with $675,000 Music Downloading Fine
"Say It Ain't So, Joe, Again, and Again, and Again...": A Legacy of Continued Bad Behavior at Google
By Eric K. Clemons -- Google has the power to do almost anything it wants. Time and again, it takes actions that require apologies, and that skirt both the law and the standards of corporate behavior. If I am correct, the FTC is going to find significant abuses, the DOJ is going to have to act, and significant changes will need to be made to Google's governance [Thanks to Terry Hart for the link.]
[Wonder what Google is learning about you via Chrome?]
Google Chrome Becomes Most Used Web Browser
By Salvador Rodriguez
Hearing Held on Bill to Put Curbs on the Spy in Your Pocket
By Michelle Maltais -- You may already suspect it, but yes, your cellphone is essentially stalking you.
Is It Still Worth It to Fill Up Your Drive With Music?
By Alan Henry -- Do you still download and stuff your hard drive with tunes, or do you get your get your fix from the cloud?
Time Warner Cable Head Sides With TV Networks Over Ad-Erasing Technology
By Brian Stelter -- Glenn Britt, the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, said he opposed services like Auto Hop, introduced by the Dish Network, as a danger to the system that produces television programming and distribution.
Brands Turn Social Stories Into Music
By FRUKT -- Music is undeniably better shared and social media now not only offers greater access to content and deeper access to your favourite acts, but also an increasing array of ways to make music personal, sharable and ownable. With this in mind we've seen a steady string of brands that are finding new ways to leverage music content across Facebook and Twitter...
iPhone-Powered gTar Shreds Digitally
By Christopher MacManus -- It doesn't take long observing the gTar to realize how much digital potential still awaits analog musical instruments.
A Couple Of Cool Mixing Tools
By Bobby Owsinski
5 Powerful Music Apps That Should Make Middlemen Nervous
By Eliot Van Buskirk
(Audio) Journey Through Musical Time With This App
By NPR -- The "Radio Time Machine" is an online application that has collected the top 20 Billboard hits back to 1940. Some transcend their time period, while the appeal of others may be harder to understand. Host Scott Simon speaks with Brett Westervelt, a grad student at Stanford University and the designer of the app.
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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